Saturday, May 11th. 10am at Pilot Mountain State Park

Registration is full and has now closed!


Hike for the land! By popular demand we've moved our annual hiking fundraiser to the spring. Hike with family, friends and fellow land-lovers from the Pilot Creek trailhead all the way to the overlook at Pilot Mountain State Park--about 5 miles of mostly moderate hiking with some more strenuous hiking towards the end.  Along the way you can stop at reststop tables on the trail to learn about PLC's work, take part in a nature craft (for the young and young at heart), take a photo, and refuel with water and snacks.

Your $35 registration will help Piedmont Land Conservancy protect more important places and comes with a registration bag which includes:

  • Hike-A-Thon hat designed by Mindful Supply Company.
  • A pair of Farm To Feet hiking socks (Men's or  Women's size), courtesy of our friends at Farm To Feet.
  • A PLC sticker for your car, cooler or anywhere else.
  • A one-year membership to Piedmont Land Conservancy.


Event details:

  • You will be hiking from the Pilot Creek Access trailhead, located in the town of Pilot Mountain. You will hike into the park and to the overlook of the iconic Pilot Mountain knob. Stop at the PLC tables along the way for water, snacks, kids crafts and other fun. Find a park trail map online here.

  • A printed trail route will be provided on the day of the hike, though participants can choose to hike any distance they wish.

  • The Pilot Creek trailhead is on Boyd Nelson Rd off Shoals Rd and the HWY 268 exit of US 52. Hikers must park at Boyd Nelson Rd. Detailed parking information will be sent by email before the event.

  • A shuttle will be available at the upper parking lot of the park to take you back to parking area, or you can hike the route back from a total 10-mile hike. The shuttle will begin running from the upper parking lot at 12pm and run on a loop until 2pm.

  • Trail runners are also welcome.

  • Per park policy: pets are permitted so long as they are on an attended leash no longer than 6 feet and under the constant control of the owner, and on all pedestrian trails.

  • Mountain bikes are not permitted, per park policy.

  • Goody bags will be available for pick up at registration the day of event

  • Registration begins at 9am on May 11th. Opening ceremony and hiking starts at 10am. Finish at your open pace.

  • Hike-A-Thon will be held rain or shine. Refeunds on registrations are not available. 

Thanks to our sponsors, your registration fee and the money you raise will go to Piedmont Land Conservancy’s efforts to protect the nature of the Piedmont.

Raise money, win prizes. 




Want to do even more good for conservation efforts in our community?

You can choose to ask family and friends to sponsor your hike and earn thank-you items when you reach fundraising milestones. Prizes include Great Outdoor Provision Co. gift cards and tumblers and coolers from YETI. Plus, your registration cost counts toward your fundraising total! 

  • $200 raised: Yet 14 oz mug
  • $350 raised: $25 GopCo gift card
  • $500 raised:  Yeti Hondo Basecamp Chair
  • Top overall fundraiser: Yeti Tundra 75 cooler. 

All fundraising prizes will be available at registration on May 11th.

Love to hike? We are your organization.

PLC has protected over 26,000 acres of land. Those acres can be found in state parks, family farms, historic areas, greenways and nature preserves. One of our new programs is the Piedmont Legacy Trails initiative, designed to to help brand the Piedmont Triad as a trails destination, support greenways, trails, and blueways (river trails) and provide an online interactive trails map for those looking for new places to hike. Watch the video below to learn more.

Learn more about Piedmont Legacy Trails here and on Facebook.


Colonial Pipeline Company


Farm To Feet

Great Outdoor Provision Company


Mindful Supply Co.