nature trips



dogs on leash



trail running

wild flowers

kid friendly


Approach from any direction and see Pilot Mountain rising more than 1,400 feet above the rolling countryside of the upper Piedmont plateau. Dedicated as a National Natural Landmark in 1976, this solitary peak is the centerpiece of Pilot Mountain State Park. Fun, from relaxation to exhilaration, is easy to find in this park 25 miles northwest of Winston-Salem. Treat yourself to a horseback ride through the woods or challenge the river from raft or canoe. A seven-mile woodland corridor joins two sections of the park, each section offering a wealth of opportunities for outdoor fun. The mountain segment, which includes the two pinnacles, contains most of the visitor facilities. The more primitive river section centers around the lazy, meandering Yadkin River.

This trail reminded me of how out of shape I am. : ) Nice trail, 4 stars for heavy traffic.

5 days ago

Long trail but not really difficult. The views are just so so IMO

Very rocky, but excellent hike with great views throughout. Get there early to find a parking spot.

Wonderful trail with an amazing view at the top!

Excellent trail. Great views.

Beautiful views everywhere on this trail. One of my new favorites

Outstanding!!!! If you take the grindstone trail from park office you'll come to a fork in the trail. Take the yellow marker to the right. It will take you on a hike around the side of the mountain. Gorgeous folks....

on Ivy Bluffs Trail

1 month ago

Nice hike with a good view of the river at a few spots.