Pilot Mountain Grindstone and Ledge Spring Loop Trail

HARD 35 reviews

Pilot Mountain Grindstone and Ledge Spring Loop Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pinnacle, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.2 miles 1578 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

A moderately sloped trail that hikes through the woods to the summit. The trail will start across the road from the park office near the entrance.

trail running
19 days ago

Pretty Awesome!!!! Foggy today, amazing trail and views.

hiking
21 days ago

23 days ago

Definitely enjoyed this hike, even on a chilly, foggy and sometimes rainy day. I do not think the trail qualifies as hard at all. The sign at the trailhead says it is intermediate. The views are lovely.

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hiking
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hiking
2 months ago

Loved it! The view was amazing this time of year, great for family hiking or with a large group.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing trail, approximately a 1,100 ft increase in elevation to the top. Get there early as parking limited during weekends as park is full. Breathtaking views!!

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail with some expansive views o f the NC countryside.

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3 months ago

breath taking

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4 months ago

I thought this trail was very The views were great once you were up on pilot mountain. I didn't think it was a hard trail at all. Only con would be that too many people are trekking on this trail as well. Constantly had to stop and wait for people to go by or wait to pass people.

hiking
4 months ago

Tough climb up. I went down the ridge with my husband and back up Grindstone and it was a hearty trek up the mountain. But felt great afterwards!

hiking
4 months ago