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Pilot Mountain Jomeokee Trail Pilot Mountain State Park, NC
miles
LENGTH 1 MILE
DIFFICULTY 1.7 Easy
DURATION 1 hour
ELEVATION GAIN
240
feet
TRAIL TYPE
Lollipop
Loop
Pilot Mountain Jomeokee Trail

Begging to be explored, the iconic Pilot Mountain towers over the surrounding landscape. Within a short drive from Winston-Salem and Greensboro, this is a popular park with a variety of trails.

Directly off of US 52, Pilot Mountain State Park is easily accessed and therefore very popular. This is evident in the large parking lot and well equipped restrooms at the top the mountain. To get there drive past the park office and up the winding road. At the end of the parking lot is a viewing platform, offering instant payoff.

To the left of the viewing platform is a short, paved semi-circle path that connects the parking area to a few of the parks trails. Continue along this path until the sign for the .8 mile Jomeokee Trail.

Immediately descending down stone steps, the trail heads directly towards the big pinnacle, the iconic rock lofting above the surrounding trees. At .2 miles, the Ledge Springs Loop trail branches off to the right. Shortly afterwards, the trail ascends a few rock steps before coming to the split that forms the loop around the massive monadnock.

Heading around the loop clockwise to the left, the trail hugs the cliff face, with continuous views of the surrounding area, especially in the winter. At this height, the roar of distant traffic can be heard faintly in the distance. On the way back, take the short side trail to the little pinnacle overlook for excellent views of the big pinnacle.

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length1 mile
difficulty1.7 Easy
duration1 hour
features Dog Friendly  Views 
trail typeLollipop Loop
blazeNone
elevation gain240 ft.
park/forestPilot Mountain State Park
ranger districtPilot Mountain State Park
1792 Pilot Knob Road
Pinnacle, NC 27043
336-325-2355
parking feeNone
trailhead coordinates 36.340256, -80.479955 (Degree Decimal, DegDec)
N 36°20.42, W 80°28.8 (Degree Minutes, MinDec)
N 36°20'25'', N 36°20'25'' (Degree Minutes Seconds, DMS)
Directions Trailhead Coordinates
36.340256, -80.479955 (Degree Decimal, DegDec)
N 36°20.42, W 80°28.8 most GPS units use this one
N 36°20'25'', N 36°20'25'' (Degree Minutes Seconds, DMS)
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Continue past the park office up the winding road to the parking lot at the top. The trail starts to the left of the overlook at the end of the parking area.
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5 (1)
hikethesouth-3 weeks ago
Short, Easy But Very Cool
This is such a cool hike around this interesting landmass. There are other longer trails in the area to add on to this for more serious hikers, but this shouldn't be missed either way.
Easy | Hiked Winter 2012
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