Yadkin Islands Trail is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Pinnacle, North Carolina that features a river and is rated as moderate. 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.
dogs on leash
The trail begins at the Corridor parking lot on Hauser Road. It mostly travels through forest with moderately sloped elevation changes. It ends at the intersection of the Bean Shoals Canal and Horne Creek Trails on the north shore of the Yadkin River.
Hiked at the Bean Shoals Access. This trail was interesting. In the hike, you come across the canal ruins wall built around 1818. Trail can be very slippery at certain points and becomes narrow at points as well. There are markets to keep you on track. You walk along the river and can even ford across the river to the islands.
Pilot Mountain Horne Creek Trail is a horse trail that is a pleasant hike through the forest back to the Yadkin River. We hiked Horne Creek Trail then Bean Shoals Trail and then took this trail to form a loop, however it can be difficult to locate the trailhead if you are entering after hiking Bean Shoals or Horne Creek so be careful that you are coming over the railroad tracks to begin your trek back to the car. Both times we took this trail we didn’t see anybody on the trail.
A connector trail from the Corridor parking lot to the Bean Shoals Canal Trail. It is a pleasant hike through the woods to the Yadkin River.