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Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area

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Great local adventure

I’ve been here a few times with my sons and we always have a great time. It’s nice to have... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Trek up

It's a fun place to trek around on. Good trails, but a lot of tree roots, so be careful. My son... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been here a few times with my sons and we always have a great time. It’s nice to have someplace close to Durham you can go that seems a world away. We aren’t hikers by any stretch but we enjoy getting some exercise on...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

It's a fun place to trek around on. Good trails, but a lot of tree roots, so be careful. My son likes to hike up to see the sunset.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Occoneechee Mountain is a wonderful outdoor experience just five minute's drive from downtown Hillsborough. (Btw, there is a review below for the Hillsborough Riverwalk, which is an entirely *different* thing, although a ten-minute walk from the Gold Park parking lot at the end of the...More

Thank kwix
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

I went on a wonderful hike here with two friends. The length of the trails was just right for a leisurely afternoon hike. Good for all athletic levels. Beautiful views along the river, a gorgeous tree overlook and well maintained paths. Con: it’s very close...More

Thank Raedator
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Along the Riverwalk are paved walkways. As you walk, there are many descriptions and photos of "Day Gone By." These include photos of a day on the river with "period clothes" also a photo of the Old Mill. Bicycles and dogs on leases are permissable....More

Thank Jane H
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area covers 190 acres between the town of Hillsborough and busy Interstate 85. Although the site maintains a natural setting, the sounds of the highway often impose on the tranquility. Limited activities at the park include fishing – from two small...More

1  Thank D2958ZXgarym
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Why did I do that? Still the same urban place with the same urban problems, traffic noise throughout from I85, radio tower on top, power lines visible in almost every view. nothing has changed but I upped it one star because if you are a...More

1  Thank Rick B
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Longest trail is a comfortable 2 miles. Very pretty walk and a wonderful view of the valley. Close to a busy highway so you do hear quite a not of traffic noise at the beginning of the trails.

1  Thank stewartr51
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Not an urban park by any means -- a small state recreation area that has rigorous uphill climbs, scenic wooded trails, fishing in ponds, paths along a river, and a small picnic area. Very pretty, quiet (except when you're on the same side of the...More

1  Thank RobinL270
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We stumbled upon Occoneechee Mountain State Park when looking for local trails, and we were so surprised! The parking lot was busy for a Sunday morning, but once on the trails we only saw a few people/dogs/babies. It seemed like a very family-friendly trail! We...More

Thank Meredith S
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