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Ledge Spring, Jomeokee, and Sassafras Trails

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Ledge Spring, Jomeokee, and Sassafras Trails is a 2.7 mile heavily 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.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
921 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Pilot Mountain State Park - Ledge Spring and Jomeokee Trails form a demanding 2.8 mile loop trail located near Pinnacle, North Carolina that features forest, cliffs and amazing views. The trail is primarily used for hiking & rock climbing and is accessible year-round. The Jomeokee Trail is a moderate relatively flat 0.8 mile loop around the base of Pilot Mountain's Big Pinnacle offering impressive cliff views as well as opportunities to see ravens and rare plants. The trail is marked by orange dots and is named by the Saura Indian Tribe, who used it as a guide or pilot landmark. The Ledge Springs Trail is a demanding hike up or down rocky or wooden steps with a varying slope. It travels along the base of the cliffs used by many climbers, starting to the west of Little Pinnacle. This part of the trail is marked by yellow dots. The "ledge spring" is really just a trickle of water forming a small stream, but there are several areas water permeates the rocks. The trail can be traveled either clockwize (starting with Jomeokee and then taking a left at the Ledge Springs Trail to travel down the rock steps and then back up a more steady sloped trail from the bottom back to the parking lot. A short cut through Three Bear Gulley will cut out most of the bottom part (and less scenic) part of the trail. Pilot Mountain is one of two nesting sites in North Carolina for the common Raven and also supports the environment for three rare plants: Greenland Sand Wort, Dwarf Alum Root and Bear Oak.

geocaching
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Wonderful trail with an amazing view at the top!

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

Excellent trail. Great views.

walking
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hiking
1 month ago

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

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hiking
2 months ago

Trail can be strenuous at times. The view is worth the hike.

hiking
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hiking
2 months ago

If you are in the area and don't have time to hike, it has an awesome view you can drive up to. The hike itself is awesome, It's a great little afternoon hike, and the trails are pretty clean. Lot's of overhangs, interesting boulders composed mostly of white mica schist from what I could see. This is a must see no matter who you are.

I wouldn't say this is a "Hard" course, though, for someone new to hiking, absolutely.

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