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Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area

#2 of 22 things to do in Hillsborough Features Animals
Hillsborough, NC
+1 919-383-1686
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Great place for a hike, walk or fishing.

We did a training hike with the Boy Scouts here yesterday and the trails are fantastic! The summit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hillsborough, North Carolina
Couldn't Believe This Park Is So Close To I-85

Wow what a surprise to find this park right next to the Interstate, we hiked up to the overlook and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
James G
Summerfield NC
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a training hike with the Boy Scouts here yesterday and the trails are fantastic! The summit trail has about 450-500 feet of elevation change, making it a nice challenge wearing a fully laden backpack. The trails are well maintained and clearly marked, with...More

Thank banjoal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a surprise to find this park right next to the Interstate, we hiked up to the overlook and wondered how this beautiful view was hidden from so much traffic. It was a nice hike on a sunny day.

Thank James G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made it!!!! A Beautiful walk along the Eno River. The trail is just over 2 miles, but has lots of twists and turns, beautiful scenery, lots of different trees, ferns and even some wild flowers. There were several trees that had just fallen over...More

Thank Ginny B
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Liked this park a lot! It's not overwhelmingly big so great for walks and for trail runs. A trail loop around the park is only 2.2miles with smaller 1mile loops. So runners can either choose to run by the loops or extend by getting onto...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I've been on this hike a couple of times now, and I really enjoy it. I miss my easy access to Blue Ridge Parkway and tons of trails, but this is a good one for our area! You can make it as hard or as...More

Thank Dana C
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This NC State Park is relatively small as far as State Parks go, but it packs a lot in. The park is basically the footprint of Occoneechee Mountain, the tallest hill in the area. It is bordered by I-85 on the South, the Eno River...More

1  Thank madurobob
Reviewed 19 January 2017

The Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area is one that cannot be written about it must be seen to believe the beauty, There are park rangers available to help or to explain. Need some quiet, thinking time......this is the place to go

Thank Betty E
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area is a wonderful exploration of nature right in the middle of town. This great hike is just like being in the mountains. Once you get on the side of the mountain away from traffic, it is wonderfully quiet. This hike...More

1  Thank KMNM88
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I was pleasantly surprised when we first hiked this area after moving to the Hillsborough area. There is a bit of a stark contrast during the beginning of the trail, with the highway to the left of you, not very far away. As you climb...More

Thank JeanMari T
Reviewed 25 November 2016

We did a 3 mile hike with friends at Occoneechee Mts State Natural area. The trails are well maintained and landscapes, and well marked. The overlook gives a rare view of the area. It is rare in the Piedmont to get such views. The fall...More

Thank claude_monnier
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