Pilot Mountain State Park
I love Pilot Mountain. It's perfect for spur of the moment hikes. It's not far from Winston Salem, there are short and longer hikes, and you can get some nice view from the top. When my kids were younger we could go and do a short hike that their little legs could handle. Now that they're older we do some of the longer hikes. I just recently hiked the Corridor trail for the first time (just hiked one way though for 6 miles) with my two oldest kids and they loved it. The trail wasn't too strenuous and although you're just walking through the woods, it was beautiful. I highly recommend visiting Pilot Mountain. There are trails for any kind of hiker. If you're visiting Winston, it's definitely worth a drive to Pilot Mountain for a hike if you have a little time. It's a nice place for a picnic as well. There are also some nice Bed and Breakfast spots in the area.
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Love this spot. I try to avoid Saturdays due to how busy it gets. Awesome trails to join for a full day out, and one of the prettiest loop trails around. Bathrooms open at the very top.
Absolutely loved Pilot Mountain ! I live only a few hours and had never been . It was so worth the trip and now my favorite mountain state park . You do have to get their early because by 10:30am when we were leaving the rangers were not letting more people in. You can hike up from the first parking area to the top which is three miles each way ! Once at the top you can hike around the rock face which is about a little under a mile . It was amazing ! The views were the best !
My husband and I wanted to see the knob on Pilot Mountain. The roads were clear and paved and the park was clean overall. The different lookouts were nice too! Not a ton to do but the views are beautiful!
A must-visit! Not difficult to drive up to a viewing area and take in the phenomenal views. However, the walk over to the knob is not super strenuous and well worth it!! Everything is clean and well maintained and the employees are happy to answer your questions.