Beautiful in Every Season
There is no season prettier than another in the beautiful Sauratown Mountains. As an organization dedicated to the preservation of this unusual Mountain range, we are so pleased that tourists and locals alike enjoy our many hiking trails, and playing in and along our Rivers all through the year.
In Spring one can wander the fields and forests of our two popular State Parks, Pilot Mountain and Hanging Rock State Park viewing the the ephemeral flowers, the fern budding, and often see fawn newly born.
In Summer the Rivers are super for kayaking, tubing, fly fishing, and swimming. Pilot Mountain has trails along the wide and lovely Yadkin river, and Hanging Rock has trails along the rocky Dan River. As well, Hanging Rock has a 12 acre lake for boating swimming and fishing all summer long.
In Autumn the spectacular vistas from both Parks are worth a trip to the Sauratowns where the Piedmont spreads out below awash in oranges, reds and yellows. We usually peak two weeks after the “high mountains,” so if one wishes, one can enjoy leaf peeping in both ranges!
Winter is a great time to hike as one can see deep into the forest and enjoy the seeing the different ridge lines that are masked by foliage in other months. Winter often boasts frozen waterfalls which are a special treat to see!
Both Parks have interesting and educational programs throughout the year– check out our Facebook page to see the latest happenings in each Park and throughout the Sauratown Range.