Horne Creek Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews
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Horne Creek Trail is a 3.9 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.

3.9 miles 193 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


The moderately sloped trail begins at the picnic area by the access road and follows Horne Creek until it reaches the Yadkin River. The trail then closely follows the river until it meets up with the Bean Shoals Canal Trail near the end of the access road.

4 days ago

Beautiful views of the Yadkin River. In late winter & early spring there is usually a nest with a mating pair of Bald Eagles (about 1.25 miles from trail head).

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3 months ago

best kept secret 4 hikers in this area that I know of pleasantly surprised views along the river are beautiful

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8 months ago

Pilot Mountain Horne Creek Trail starts out in a dense part of the forest and then begins to follow the Yadkin River during the second half of the trail. This is a pleasant and easy stroll, however be careful of the Poison Ivy along the edges of the trail and in a few spots you will need to move the weeds out of the way. Look out for the sign talking about Bald Eagles and if you look real close across the river from the bald eagle sign you can see a Bald Eagles nest and just maybe if you go the right time of the year you will get to see an eagle on it. Take the Yadkin Islands trail back to form a loop.

11 months ago

good to combine with beane shouls trail for a 6 mile round trip. goes along the yadkin river one of the largest rivers around. very pretty

1 year ago

A nice trail with some moderate slopes as it follows Horne Creek to the Yadkin River. It passes the access trail to Horne Creek Living Historical Farm. The trail then follows the river for its remainder with lots of pretty views.