At 1152 feet above sea level, Mount Shepherd towers above its region. The mountain is the tallest point in Randolph County, and its prominence allows for views of Pilot Mountain, Hanging Rock and so much more. Its unique features and hiking trails make it an attractive excursion for serious and casual hikers alike. Further, the Piedmont Land Conservancy has a perpetual conservation easement on the mountain, meaning its forest and wildlife will be preserved from generation to generation. This mountain is a gift that God has entrusted to the ministry of Mount Shepherd. We love to share this gift, and in order to do this effectively, we ask that all neighbors and guests respect the boundaries set by Mount Shepherd Retreat Center.
Mount Shepherd Retreat Center is honored to welcome hikers from all over the world. That said, we do ask all hikers to please be mindful of several things:
Mount Shepherd's primary commitment is the safety of all its staff and guests. When camp is in session, hiking by outside visitors is NOT ALLOWED.
Please call the office ahead of your trip to schedule a time to hike. (336-629-4085)
All guests and visitors are required to check in at the camp office upon arrival. The camp office is open until 4:30 most weekdays.
All hikers must sign a waiver for each trip.
All hikers are encouraged to take a water bottle and a charged cell phone.
Hunting, fishing, or any adverse use of the property is strictly prohibited.
No fires are allowed.
No weapons are allowed.
No alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, or vapes are allowed.
No motor vehicles are allowed on Mount Shepherd trails.
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