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Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area

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Hillsborough, NC
+1 919-383-1686
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Gave it an additional star

Why did I do that? Still the same urban place with the same urban problems, traffic noise... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rick B
Clayton, North Carolina
Nice easy hike

Longest trail is a comfortable 2 miles. Very pretty walk and a wonderful view of the valley. Close... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
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Hillsborough, NC
+1 919-383-1686
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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.

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

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
Reviewed 9 July 2017 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
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