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Four hundred million years ago Pilot Mountain existed as an ocean beach before upheavals created its mountain chain. First surveyed in 1751, the mountain passed through several interesting owners before the state purchased it in 1968. It became North Carolina's fourteenth state park. Each year over 400,000 visitors enjoy its spectacular views and stunning quartz pinnacle that rises 1,400 feet above the valley floor.