11- Pilot Mountain

Total Miles
4.2

Elevation

724.11 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

6

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This trail favorite displays what Windrock park is, was, and will be. Trail 11 encompasses Pilot mountain along with all of its wildlife, mini waterfalls, and great riding. It starts at the north end of G1 where it intersects Hwy 116 which is great for those that want to get to the trail as fast from the pavement. It begins with narrow dirt paths that wrap around washouts from water rushing off the mountain in this jungle-like terrain. The dirt paths then transition to small rock gardens that allow you to pick a plethora of lines, without picking out your body damage. While these sections are for those that enjoy a technical easy crawl, there are many spots that are smooth sailing while avoiding wide pools of mud and water. One section further is extremely washed out and can test your approach and departure angles. Don't forget to keep an eye out for the local wildlife as they have been spotted alongside the trail basking in the warm sunlight-covered coal beds from days past.

Photos of 11- Pilot Mountain

11- Pilot Mountain
11- Pilot Mountain
11- Pilot Mountain

Difficulty

Rock gardens and washouts pose axle and body clearance issues and can be even more challenging with wet rocks

Technical Rating

6

Status Reports

Dave Harness
May 04, 2024
1997 Isuzu Trooper
Open
Muddy/Wet
The trail was mostly an easy roll through the woods, but had a few ledges and 2 "rock garden" areas that had boulders maybe up to 3 feet (most 2 feet). Just slowly pick your line with lockers, or get a little frisky if you are open diffed (rocks were wet). Great mix of scenery and obstacles.
George Curran
Jun 30, 2023
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet

Access Description

Starting at the North will allow you to run most of the trail downhill for easier difficulty.

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