Pilot Mountain State Park  »  Maps and Directions

2-27-15 Snow update: The park road is clear to the park office. Visitors may hike from the office. The summit road has been opened this afternoon, however, it may be necessary to close it in the morning due to melting and overnight freezing. All Horse trails closed. All trails are iced over. Use caution.
We are now accepting applications for a Park Attendant. This position is seasonal and will last 11 months. It is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in a career in parks because it allows you to be involved in a wide variety of daily park tasks required to effectively operate a state park. If interested please complete the application found at this link http://ncparks.gov/Jobs/docs/pd107ltr.doc and submit it to the park office via mail or in person. You can also email it to pilot.mountain@ncparks.gov ... details ±
Organized and Commercial Group Climbing Permit Update
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Directions

Pilot Mountain State Park is located in Surry and Yadkin Counties, 16 miles north of Winston-Salem and 14 miles south of Mount Airy. From US 52, take the Pilot Mountain State Park exit (#131) and travel west into the mountain section of the park, where the park office is located.

Onboard vehicle GPS units are not reliable in the vicinity of the mountain. The park exit is #131 and is a clearly visible brown sign. The mountain is also easily recognizable from as much as 20 miles away on the highway as it is 1400 feet taller than the surrounding area and is located adjacent to US HWY 52. Follow the signs to the park entrance.

The north River Section (Surry County) is 10 miles from the mountain section of the park. From US 52, take the Pinnacle exit and follow the signs to Horne Creek Farm. The park entrance is approximately .4 miles past the farm.

The south River Section (Yadkin County) is 20 miles from the mountain section of the park. Take NC 67 to the town of East Bend. From Main Street follow the signs for the Yadkin River Trail, turning right on Fairground Road. Turn right on Shady Grove Church Road, turn right on Shoals Road, and follow it to the park.

Directions to the Corridor Hiking and Bridle Trail parking areas. The Corridor Trail is 6 miles one way and is moderate in difficulty. Vehicles, including bikes are not allowed on Bridle Trails.

Go to park entrance gate. Turn right on Pilot Knob Rd. Go to the end. Turn right on Old Winston Rd. Go to the end. Turn right on old US Hwy 52. Pass several houses on the left as well as a hardware store, post office and church. After the church, turn right on Surry Line Rd. Travel 2-3 miles. Turn left on Culler Rd. Corridor parking lot is located directly on right after turning onto Culler Rd.

Directions to Corridor (horse trailer) parking lot on Yadkin River section(north side). Exit US Hwy 52 at Pinnacle. Follow signs for Horne Creek Living Historical Farm. Pass the farm entrance. Pass the entrance to the river section. Corridor (horse trailer) parking lot is approximately .25 of a mile after the river entrance.w

GPS COORDINATES TO CORRIDOR TRAIL PARKING AREAS:

NORTH TERMINUS OF TRAIL -SURRY LINE ROAD : N 36? 19' 40" W 80? 27' 47" SOUTH TERMINUS OF TRAIL- HAUSER ROAD : N 36? 16' 03" W 80? 29' 45"

NORTH SIDE OF THE RIVER SECTION, SURRY COUNTY: N 36? 16' 05" W 80? 29' 32"