Section 15 is temporarily closed -
see Trail Closures below for detour instructions.
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
Trail sections 6, 7, 11, 13, and 14 have all been cleared of fallen trees and logs and are ready to hike or ride.
05/2016 Section 15 is
temporarily closed. Section 15 is the section of trail located between Pilot
Mountain State Park and Old Winston Rd.
Please use the following detour:
Heading east, away from Pilot Mountain State Park and the Highway 52
Follow Pilot Knob Park Rd for 1.1 miles until you reach the intersection of
Old Winston Rd. Turn left onto Old Winston Rd. Continue on for 3/4 of a mile
and turn right onto Coon Rd. Trail Head is on the right just pass the
Heading west from Old Winston Rd Parking Lot:
Turn left onto Old Winston Rd and continue on for 3/4 of a mile. Then turn
right onto Pilot Knob Park Rd and continue on for 1.1 miles. Trail head will
be on your left just under the Highway 52 overpass.
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)