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Sauratown Mountains

Uniquely situated in the Piedmont Triad, the Sauratown Mountains have beckoned generations to their trails, summits, and waterways since the early days of the Saura Indians. Friends of Sauratown Mountains was formed in 2010 to preserve and protect the Sauratown Mountains for future generations.
Working closely with Hanging Rock State Park and Pilot Mountain State Park, Friends of Sauratown Mountains seeks to:
  • Promote environmentally sound uses and conservation of the two State Parks, Sauratown Trail, and surrounding waterways. 
  • Maintain and create trails. 
  • Partner with other organizations and businesses committed to outdoor recreation and environmental education. 
  • Advocate at a local and state level for the preservation and integrity of the Sauratown Mountains. 
By becoming a member of Friends of Sauratown Mountains you are joining with hundreds of others that are passionate about preserving and protecting the Sauratown Mountains. Individual membership is $15 per calendar year; Family membership is $30; higher giving levels available. Member benefits include:
  • Regular updates regarding activities, events, and important legislative actions. 
  • Coordinated opportunities to volunteer with others to support the Sauratown Mountains and their natural resources. 
  • Quarterly meetings with unique events for Friends of Sauratown Mountains members. 
Join with us today to make a difference for tomorrow’s generation!

Latest News

  • Reach the Peaks - September 27, 2014 The Friends of Sauratown Mountains will once again partner with the Stokes County Arts Council to sponsor the Reach the Peaks hiking challenge at Hanging Rock State Park.  The National Public Lands Day event this year will be on Saturday, September 27th with registration open from 7:30 am – 9:30 am.  Online preregistration should be up and running within the week.  Preregistration will be $25 and day of registration will be $35.  All proceeds will be divided between the two sponsoring organizations.   Hikers and runners will begin the 11 mile circuit at the Visitor’s Center and then progress to check points at Moore’s Knob, Cook’s Wall, House Rock, Wolf Rock, and finally Hanging Rock before returning ...
    Posted Jul 11, 2014, 11:19 AM by Administrator Friends of Sauratown Mtns
  • Members Only Hike Saturday August 16 - 2:00 PM Pilot Mountain State Park  Fishtrap Hike - Rescheduled  Meet at the end of the road at the north river section for a hike into the Yadkin River. We’ll wade over to the river islands, visit a Native American fish trap and talk about the Tutelo Indians that lived along the Yadkin within what is now the park. If water levels are high and muddy, the hike will still take place along the river but the wading portion will be omitted. This portion of the Yadkin is knee to waist deep on most adults at normal water levels. This hike is moderate in ability level and will take approximately 1.5 hours. Lifejackets will be ...
    Posted Jul 25, 2014, 4:31 PM by Administrator Friends of Sauratown Mtns
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