Mountain Trail

MODERATE 39 reviews
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Mountain Trail is a 5.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pinnacle, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
692 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

A mostly wooded trail with some pretty views and elevation change as it heads about 3/4 of the way around Pilot Mountain. It connects with the Grindstone Trail to complete a nice loop.

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7 days ago

I would say this would be easy maybe moderate in a couple of spots certainly not hard or strenuous. Small amount of road walking. Not much traffic.

6 months ago

A somewhat lengthy woodsy hike. Less hiked than many of the other trails. Nice and quiet.

6 months ago

Great Trail! 600+ steps going up and great view at the lookout point. Steady and patience is needed going down. Well worth it!

8 months ago

Love this trail!!! Gives you a great work out and it’s a beautiful. trail. Your mostly in the woods but you can see some amazing rock formation s. And there was one amazingly large black snake sunning himself beside the trail.

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9 months ago

Love this trail. Completed all on the same day trip after an overnight.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

really nice wooded trail. not difficult. rehabbing my knee to get back to being able to trail run again. This trail will be high on my list to run soon.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

This trail feels much easier if you go clockwise the first 4.1 miles are gradually uphill if you go counterclockwise the first 1.4 miles are steep uphill and therefore may feel harder. It's a beautiful trail.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Great trail for running. Rarely ever Muddy even after a lot of rain.

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Pilot Mountain State Park, Mountain Trail is a well maintained trail that in my opinion should be rated as moderate and not strenuous because even though you are climbing in elevation, the incline trek up the mountain seems easier than expected because of the consistent climb. However, maybe they deemed this trail strenuous because you need to watch your steps around and over the rocks. I was hoping to be able to view the top of Pilot Mountain and at times I thought I might be able to but I was disappointed to find out that tree limbs were always in the way, maybe they will cut some limbs in spots so hikers will have better views up and down the mountain. I loved the large rock formations throughout this trail, some of these rock formations were really cool and one of them my wife and I were actually able to joke that we saw an upstairs, downstairs, deck, kitchen etc. (lol)… Any way this is a very rocky trail that allows distant views into the forest viewing rocks of all sizes. Happy hiking!!!

Monday, May 23, 2016

love this trail. Can't wait to go back in a few weeks. Great day trip.

hiking
Sunday, November 15, 2015

A very nice trail that gives you a good workout as it circles Pilot Mountain. You can also add a three mile round trip detour to the summit where the Mountain Trail connects to the Grindstone Trail.

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