You have 1 trip in progress.   See all

Pilot Mountain State Park, Pinnacle

4.8
#12 of 158 in Nature in North Carolina
Mountain · State Park
Create an itinerary including Pilot Mountain State Park
Pilot Mountain State Park is a North Carolina state park in Surry and Yadkin Counties, North Carolina in the United States. Located near Pinnacle, North Carolina on highway US 52, it covers 3,872 acres (15.67 km2) and includes the distinctive 2,241 foot (683 m) peak of Pilot Mountain.

Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Pilot Mountain State Park by using our Pinnacle trip itinerary builder site.
Source
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Pilot Mountain State Park reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
758 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • Stopped while traveling by on our way to the beach. Great place to stretch the legs! If you get to the park on the weekend before 10am you can drive your car to the top, if you get there later than... 
    Stopped while traveling by on our way to the beach. Great place to stretch the legs! If you get to the park on the weekend before 10am you can drive your car to the top, if you get there later than...  more »
  • My go-to spot to feel a bit of peace...to relax with fresh air & an amazing view! Great place to see 'the' mountain from so many directions. A must-see!! 
    My go-to spot to feel a bit of peace...to relax with fresh air & an amazing view! Great place to see 'the' mountain from so many directions. A must-see!!  more »
Google
  • Very nice spot to spend a day. Bus ride takes you to the top, to the overlook. 5$ ride (2 miles) is worth it if you are with small kids or old people. Or else you can take trails to reach the top. Views from overlook points are stunning. Carry the binoculars if you into birding, lots of opportunities to spot raptors and other birds. Visitor center has clean restrooms and even at the top restrooms and water refill points are available. We did not visit the river section of the park but will visit next time. Mountain section is definitely worth the visit. No food available at the visitor center or at the top. I did not spot any vending machines either. Carry whatever you need with you.
  • My wife and I are from Michigan and really didn't know what to expect upon arriving but we were very impressed! The campsites are beautiful and well spaced apart. You are never too far from a water spigot or the bathrooms. The bathrooms have a few urinals, 5 stalls and 5 showers. There is no electricity on the campground area sites. All sorts of different trails around here with some really great hikes that offer some amazing views. We did the 2 mi up the grindstone Trail and got a good workout in. Once you get to the top the views are breathtaking. Everyone we encountered on the trail was very friendly and we would love to return here again.

Plan your trip to Pinnacle

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.