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Grindstone Trail

Intermediate
 3.7 (7)

Climb to the top of Pilot Mountain.


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2.7

Miles

4.4

KM

82%

Runnable

2,196' 669 m

High

1,213' 370 m

Low

1,062' 324 m

Up

79' 24 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

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Description

This is a moderately sloped trail that meanders through the woods surrounding Pilot Mountain to the summit. Start the trail across the road from the park office. As you're crossing the road, the trail leads off to the right. The trail then continues up through the woods to a stone building where you'll cross the main park road and head out towards the family campground.

After reaching the campground, the trail continues up the mountain through the woods to the summit. The trail will reach a junction with the Mountain Trail at 1.4 miles. Continue to follow the blue circle blazes up the mountain. Next the trail joins with the yellow blazed Ledge Springs Trail. Make sure to follow the fork to the left at the trail junction and continue up to the summit following the same path for the last 0.25 mile.

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Thomas Birch

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  3.7 from 7 votes

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  3.7 from 7 votes
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#554

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#13,882

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Photos

A view of the pinnacle.
Jan 21, 2016 near Pilot M…, NC
View from Little Pinnacle Overlook
May 22, 2022 near Pilot M…, NC
Pilot Mountain State Park, North Carolina.
Sep 17, 2021 near Pilot M…, NC
View from Little Pinnacle to Big Pinnacle and the Sauratown Mountains and Hanging Rock beyond.
Jan 21, 2016 near Pilot M…, NC
View of the pinnacle
May 7, 2018 near Pilot M…, NC
Freeway Trail around the knob.
Oct 4, 2017 near Pilot M…, NC

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Aug 9, 2018
Ashley Crouch
Lots of views coming up! Fun to bomb down!