Reminder...no dogs on the trail
Please do not bring dogs with you when you hike or ride. Your dogs can go over to the neighbors and pick fights with their dogs . This creates ill feelings with the landowners who then may decide they don't want the trail on their land anymore. Please remember the Sauratown Trail crosses private property and we need to respect the landowner wishes in order to keep the trail open. Thanks!
Want to plan an organized ride or hike?
If there are any groups that want to plan an organized ride or hike please meet with STA members at least 60 days ahead of the date to discuss
08/22/2105 - Section 7 is temporarily closed to riders
is temporarily closed to horseback riders due to trail construction. A portion of Section 7 is being re-routed at the landowners request, and the
trail will be under construction during Fall 2015.
Conditions are unsafe for equestrians but may be carefully navigated by hikers.
The re-routed trail is unfinished, and many hazards to horses exist.
The former trail route has been permanently closed to all users as of Aug. 22, 2015.
Riders seeking a detour should follow Rock House Road to Thore Rd. if traveling west (towards Pilot Mtn). Follow Rock House Rd to Trail Section 5 by the old trail center if traveling east (towards Hanging Rock)
With adequate support, we expect to fully reopen this area early 2016.
10/2015 Section 15
Sauratown Trail Section 15 (US 52
to Old Winston Road) is now open until
hunting season begins on Nov. 7th. It will continue to be open to all hikers
and horseback riders after hunting season ends Jan. 1st 2016.
08/2015 Yadkin River Trail Railroad Tracks closed to horses
NOTICE: The railroad tracks along the Yadkin river are closed to crossing by
horses. Riders can still access the river from Yadkin County (East Bend). Due to
a legal agreement with the railroad, the railroad crossing on the north (Surry
County) side of the Yadkin River is closed to crossing and riding by horses. The
property is owned by the railroad and not the state park. Please respect the
landowner's wishes, failure to do so is considered trespassing. Riders can still
ride out and back to the islands from the south (Yadkin County) side of the
river, but must stop on the northernmost big island (Fishing Island).
information on the details of the closing
Spring 2013 Sections 2 & 3 are permanently closed
Sections 2 & 3 (between Mickey Road and NC-66) are permanently closed to all users.
A road detour is available for thru-hikers, but it is not appropriate for equestrians. The detour involves NC-66, which is a very curvy road with fast traffic and little road shoulder.
STA is working to establish a new trail route for this area, and help will eventually be needed with trail construction. If you are interested in helping work on the trail, please contact us about being placed on our trail work email list. STA is sorry for any inconvenience this may cause trail users.
If you are on any of the Sauratown Trails and run into a problem of downed trees or washed out trails, please let us know. (STA)