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!

News Updates

  • Vade Mecum Friends of Sauratown Mountains and Hanging Rock State Park will host an open house at Vade Mecum on January 28, 2017 1pm until 5pm. This event is open to the public.  Come out and tour this beautiful historic property and learn about its glorious days from the past and talk with Designers who are making plans for the property's future. The property is located off Moores Spring Rd about 3 miles from Hanging Rock State Park. For those of you who are not familiar with Vade Mecum; Vade Mecum Springs & Resort was a popular tourist attraction in the early 1900's.  People came from all over the country to vacation at the resort and drink the renowned mineral water ...
    Posted Jan 9, 2017, 5:28 PM by Administrator Friends of Sauratown Mtns
  • Fall colors drawing crowds to state park PILOT MOUNTAIN — With fall foliage approaching its peak at Pilot Mountain State Park, officials there are trying to make the viewing process easier for visitors in light of crowds attracted by nature’s splendor.  The annual pilgrimage of leaf-watching visitors to Pilot Mountain is well under way, as described by Park Superintendent Matt Windsor — although the peak hasn’t been reached. That will occur probably at the end of October through about the first week of November, park personnel say.“We’re starting to get some really good reds and some oranges, but most of our oaks are still green,” Ranger Jesse Anderson said Tuesday.“Our various types of oaks are probably the most-dominant deciduous hardwoods we have ...
    Posted Oct 30, 2016, 5:21 PM by Administrator Friends of Sauratown Mtns
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