Type: Short hike
Distance: 0.8 miles
Where: Pilot Mountain State Park, NC
Just off of Hwy 52, Pilot Mountain juts up 2,000 feet above the Piedmont. One of the most prominent natural features of the state, the distinct big pinnacle has been a navigational aid for many many years. In fact, the native Indians named the mountain “Jomeokee”, which means “great guide”.
This short nearly 0.8 mile trail pays tribute to Jomeokee. Leaving from the parking lot at the top of the mountain down and completely around the big pinnacle.
This trail has a lot to offer, as you are walking beneath the huge rock formations that make up the “knob” that is known as Pilot Mountain.
Pilot Mountain State Park offers an abundance of excellent views, cliffs, hiking, and rock climbing. But if you are in the park for only a quick stop, this trail is a must.