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Pilot Mountain State Park, Pinnacle
(4.8/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
Pilot Mountain State Park is a North Carolina state park in Surry and Yadkin Counties, North Carolina in the United States. Located near Pinnacle, North Carolina on highway US 52, it covers 3735acre and includes the distinctive 2,241 foot (683 m) peak of Pilot Mountain.HistoryThe Saura, a Native American tribe of the North Carolina Piedmont region, knew the mountain as Jomeokee meaning the Great Guide. It served as a guidepost also for the European settlers of the Carolina who similarly named it Pilot.The Saura were driven out of the area by the Cherokee. The first European settlers in the area were Moravians, a Christian religious group from Germany that settled in the Thirteen Colonies seeking freedom of religion and to evangelize among the Native Americans. Settlement in the area was slowed until after the American Revolutionary War which relieved tense relations between the Cherokee, the British, and local setters.
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  • My family visited the park today, we hiked the pentacle, had a picnic, and enjoyed the beautiful view. This is a wonderful park with miles of hiking trails. The only problem is the limited parking. I ...  more »
  • This is one of the easiest parks to get to in my opinion. You can literally drive to almost the top! Plenty of parking up top as well. Camping is offered too. Restrooms clean and trails very clean. Ve...  more »
  • Great ADA access trail. Beautiful park. There's a trail circling the 'knob', but no access to the top as there is a rookery there. Gorgeous hiking in any weather. 
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  • Pilot mountain is gorgeous! I usually hike up from the bottom, but on my recent trip I was looking for a quick stop to stretch my legs on a long drive home. You can drive to the top and take the jomeokee trail, or hike all the way up. Great spot to see sunset!
  • My daughter to us here for a hike. It is one of my favorite hikes ever...beautiful, well maintained, well marked trails that are easily accessible and easy enough for anyone to enjoy. There are decent flushable men's and women's facilities right by the upper parking lot...and the views are breathtakingly expansive
  • I have always loved this place every since childhood and I am 60 years old. I love the trails and looking at the eagles circle around the nest.
  • The views are amazing. The trails are easy to moderate and makes for an excellent rest stop. Bathrooms are available as well.
  • A great place for a hike! Very clean facilities. There are multiple trail options- length and difficultly. A shorter, easy trail gives you great views. We've done this with 2 young children and dogs.