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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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Hidden Gem

We stumbled upon Occoneechee Mountain State Park when looking for local trails, and we were so... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Meredith S
Durham, North Carolina
Best kept Secret

At the very start of our day-cation in Hillsborough we stopped by the visitors center and looked... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Asheboro, North Carolina
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At the very start of our day-cation in Hillsborough we stopped by the visitors center and looked for places of interest to see. The Occoneechee Mountain State park was a place neither of us had heard of much less seen. So off we went to...More

Thank fansofrainforest
Reviewed 20 June 2017

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 5 June 2017 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 30 May 2017

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 14 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

2  Thank madurobob
Reviewed 18 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
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