10 Things to Do in Pilot Mountain That You Shouldn't Miss

December 4, 2017 Brandee Mangan

Pilot Mountain is a town in Surry County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,477 at the 2010 census. It is named for the nearby landmark of Pilot Mountain, a distinctive geological formation. It is believed to be the inspiration for the fictional town of Mount Pilot on The Andy Griffith Show and Mayberry RFD.
Restaurants in Pilot Mountain

1. Pilot Mountain

1792 Pilot Knob Park Rd, Pinnacle, NC, Mount Airy, NC 27043-9090 +1 336-325-2355
Excellent
76%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 433 reviews

Pilot Mountain

Great views of the countryside may be enjoyed from the summit.

Reviewed By RiverRoadPhotography - Oak Ridge, New Jersey

During our Winter Getaway from NJ, we spent a week in Florida at a lovely Airbnb on Anastasia Island before heading up to Zirconia, NC to visit a cousin. The purpose of visiting the Pilot Mountain area was to check out Rustic Trail Teardrop Trailers which is a family owned and run small camper builder. Having read Facebook posts from others, decided to take a trip up as the sun was setting...and we were treated to a gorgeous sunset with an unusually cold for this time of year hike to the lookout of Pilot Mountain. Took lots of photos and have shared them with others who also can't believe what a special place this is. We will certainly plan a return to this area just to explore this mountain more in the future. Can only imagine how beautiful the view is in the Fall!

2. Pilot Mountain State Park

1792 Pilot Knob Park Rd, Pinnacle, NC 27043-9090 +1 336-325-2355
Excellent
77%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 228 reviews

Pilot Mountain State Park

Reviewed By SmurfDriver - Raleigh, North Carolina

I'd driven by Pilot Mountain many times, but never realized that you could actually drive up & explore the top! Although you can't actually get to the *very* top, there is a good trail to hike around it, with varied levels of difficulty depending on your skill level. There are 3 main trails, with branches off of each. There is a restroom facility, and a great lookout view with picnic benches & charcoal grilles available. All in all, a great place to visit for a hiking adventure, a picnic, or just to enjoy the beauty of the Blue Ridge mountains!

3. Carolina Ziplines

1085 Nickell Farm Rd, Near Hanging Rock State Park, Westfield, NC 27053-7325
Excellent
89%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 84 reviews

Carolina Ziplines

Reviewed By Jennifer B

We took our 7 and 13 year old boys and the whole family just loved it. The place is absolutely beautiful- in a gorgeous valley next to a little river. There are goats and chickens, dogs, and a donkey- always a plus to have a few animals around. Keith, the owner, has a wonderful and calm manner with people. He has 11 kids and knows how to joke with kids and put people at ease. Aaron, our other guide, was just precious as well. We felt very safe and just had a great time. It can be difficult to find stuff our boys enjoy doing together bc of the 6 year age difference but this choice was a winner!!

4. JOLO Winery & Vineyards

219 Jolo Winery Ln, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041-8717 +1 855-565-6946
Excellent
79%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 235 reviews

JOLO Winery & Vineyards

Life's too short! Drink JOLO because YOLO!! The Ray family, along with a team of hand-picked architects, took special care to construct the building to reflect the beauty and culture of the Yadkin Valley area of North Carolina. The JOLO Tasting Lodge consists of a tasting room, a gift shop and End Posts, JOLO’s very own onsite restaurant. Tasting Lodge hours are Thursday thru Saturday 10:30 am - 6:00 pm and Sundays 10:30 am - 5:00 pm. JOLO welcomes visitors with any travel goal in mind ranging from individuals/couples seeking a relaxing weekend getaway to larger scale corporate/community events. We are pleased to serve as host to a wide range of visitors including bus tours, travel writers, and more. Let our knowledgable staff help you plan your next wine tasting experience. For rates and availability, please contact Visit us soon and for more information visit www.jolovineyards.com.

Reviewed By Eileen A - Winston Salem, North Carolina

JoLo is now our favorite winery in the Yadkin Valley of North Carolina. Since inception, their wines have been of excellent quality, and they offer varietals to please all palates and pair with all foods. The venue is beautiful, the staff friendly, knowledgeable, available and...MoreThank you for being a JOLO Club​ member and for the kind review! We hope to see you soon. Cheers! JOLO Winery & Vineyards

5. Mount Pilot Antique Mall

109 E Main St, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041-8518 +1 336-368-1617
Excellent
51%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Mount Pilot Antique Mall

Reviewed By RDH2017 - Tennessee

We stopped to check out this interesting establishment when we were visiting Pilot Mountain. There are A LOT of antiques in here covering two levels. There's something for everyone. The best part was the lady who was working there and her black Yorkie-Poo furbaby who was the sweetest thing! We didn't buy anything but we had a wonderful time just looking around at all of the booths full of antiques.

6. Bregman's Trail Riding and Stables

1056 Julius Tucker Rd, Pinnacle, NC 27043-9039 +1 336-368-5740
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 6 reviews

Bregman's Trail Riding and Stables

Bregman's trail riding offers guided horse back rides of the Pilot Mountain State Park. Relax and enjoy the nature on some of the best tails North Carolina has to offer. If you have never ridden a horse you can feel safe with a free lesson before your adventure.We are true pro's and have trained horses for over 25 years.

Reviewed By NCtravelerWS - Winston-Salem, NC

Excellent experience for our family -– both experienced riders and others not so much. The staff were great, especially our guide Verna who was so patient and informative. The ride was beautiful, relaxing and fun. Highly recommended.

7. Mount Pilot Country Store

108 W Main St, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041-9303 +1 336-368-2472
Excellent
88%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 8 reviews

Mount Pilot Country Store

Reviewed By cheryl h - Durham, North Carolina

This country store has new items, craft items, and even a few antiques. I recently became a new aunt and I found several very unique and adorable gifts for my new niece. Be sure to bring your Christmas list because you could complete your shopping right here.

8. The Art of Massage

215 E Main St, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041-8521 +1 336-705-1499
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 8 reviews

The Art of Massage

Art of Massage is a massage service where you can customize your 60, 90 or 120-minute experience by choosing from Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Ashiatsu and Prenatal massage therapies. Aromatherapy also available. Call for an appointment. Located within The Living Room Coffeehouse & Winebar.

Reviewed By Uncle_Gomer - Pilot Mountain, North Carolina

Ease of scheduling, offers a variety of techniques, pricing based on time rather than technique. Try the fusion and let the therapist use the techniques that best address your needs

9. Beroth Oil & Gas Memorabilia Museum

100 E Main St, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041-8518 +1 336-757-7600
Excellent
40%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
20%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 5 reviews

Beroth Oil & Gas Memorabilia Museum

Reviewed By cheryl h - Durham, North Carolina

This place is simply amazing. It's located in an old bank building. You don't even have to be a gas/oil enthusiast to enjoy walking through the place. The amount of memorabilia Thornton Beroth (called the Godfather of Petroleum) has accumulated simply blew my mind. The American Pickers also thought it was worth a stop and even purchased some items there (in the episode called "Duke of Oil".

We were walking around the town of Pilot Mountain (where they got the name for Mt. Pilot on the Andy Griffith show) and stopped to look in the windows of this place. Mr. Beroth was inside working on an old gas pump and invited us in to self tour the building. After we saw everything there he even stopped to talk to us and tell us stories of the Pickers and his collections. He didn't need to do this because he appeared to be busy but this is just the way small town people are.....friendly and awesome.

I could say more about the museum but I think I'll let my pictures do the talking. It's definitely worth stopping by. I'm still talking about the place (help, I'm talking and I can't shut up). You will love it and you will feel like you have known Thornton Beroth all your life.

10. Blue Ridge Mountain Guides

Pilot Mountain, NC 27041
Blue Ridge Mountain Guides

Blue Ridge Mountain Guides is a rock climbing guide service and school based in the mid-Atlantic. BRMG provides climbing courses and trips for all ages and abilities at locations in Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina. Whether you’re a beginner or pro, BRMG has a trip or course that will be above and beyond your expectations.

ThingsTodoPost © 2018 All rights reserved.