Hiking - Picnicking - Sledding - Kite Flying
Seasons and Hours: The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk. The park office is open specific hours. Contact the park office for facility seasons and hours.
Picnicking: Picnic tables scattered throughout the park have easy access to a ball field and playground equipment. The park’s scenic backdrop also makes it a popular site for weddings, family reunions and other events.
Hilltop Pavilion may be reserved up to 11 months in advance. If the Hilltop Pavilion is unreserved, it may be used for free on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact the park office for more information on planning a wedding or other event in the park.
Make a reservation.
Kite Flying: The crest of Mt. Pisgah is an excellent area for kite flying. Local groups and individuals gather to show their skills and offer help to novice kite fliers.
Stargazing: On clear nights, local organizations hold star gazing events at the park so the public can enjoy Mt. Pisgah’s uninterrupted view of the stars. Check the park calendar of events online for program dates and times.
Hiking: 2 miles of trails
The one-mile Hilltop Trail winds through a pine plantation, interesting rock formations and spectacular scenic views. This easy hike also takes visitors past the George E. Stine Arboretum. Over the years, the arboretum has been severely damaged by storms and high winds. However, it still contains European beech, persimmon, concolor fir, English yew and other unique species, capturing a piece of the landscape’s past. Use the Short Cut Trail, a short loop, to more fully explore the pine plantation.
Located behind the park’s office, the one-mile Back Trail loops through a diverse hardwood forest.
Sledding: The south and east faces of Mt. Pisgah are great for sledding, featuring a descent of 100 feet over a 600-foot long run.
Access for People with Disabilities
If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.