Article by WH6LE on Apr 09 2013 at 17:04

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Pilot Mountain- Two Approaches


Activated this summit in May 2012 and Apr 2013. Parking adequate at Gloucester Gap (35.266 -82.846). Ascended by picking up the Art Loeb Trail (marked sparingly with white flashes) at Gloucester Gap. It\'s a stout 2.1 mile hike with elev gain of about 2000 feet. The forest road to the north is an alternative approach and, if the gate is open, one can drive the 2.5 miles (elev gain 1500\') to Deep Gap on the northern side of Pilot Mountain. Arriving at Deep Gap, join the trail and proceed southerly up Pilot Mountain 0.6 mile with elev gain of 500\'.