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Located around its namesake, a 2,700-foot peak, Pilot Mountain in Surry County is a place of history and heritage, and a blend of the old and new. Many people remember it as Mount Pilot in \"The Andy Griffith Show.\"
Visitors have been coming to Pilot Mountain for many years. Located in Surry County, Pilot Mountain is a rock protrusion that elevates two-hundred feet from its base. Visitors once could climb to the mountain's peak by way of four oak ladders that were attached to the rock face. Guided by locals, visitors were led to a place on the mountain with a rock formation that closely resembles a man's footprint. Local legend says that Moses stepped off the ark and left the footprint. Climbing to the mountaintop is no longer possible as the North Carolina Parks Department now maintains the property. The ladders are gone and people are no longer allowed to climb to the mountaintop because the area is classified as a wildlife refuge.