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Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area

Address: Hillsborough, NC
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Hillsborough
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We've taken the trails but our favorite use of this space is to take breakfast or lunch to the picnic area and enjoy the peace. We hear the road noise from i85 but we consider it white noise. I just wish they would lower the speed limit because some people stir up a dust cloud which travels across the picnic... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We hike up to the overlook on Occoneechee 'mountain' with our 6, 11 and 83 year old family members. The paths are well marked and the elevation was manageable for all. The view from the outlook over the Eno river is really beautiful. We did a loop which was about 1 mile and took us a leisurely 1 hour 15... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Just right for a two-hour hike. You get some elevation and scenic views, but also the experience of walking along the river and exploring the beautiful rock cliffs ( I think it was once a quarry?)

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Hillsborough
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Great walk trail and hiking trail it's up to you short trail 45 min long trail 2 and half hour hike , great views of Hillsborough

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Durham, North Carolina
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151 attraction reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Our visit to Hillsborough started in the morning at Occoneechee. You can get a free map near the parking spot/restrooms. We walked the Occoneechee Mt. Loop trail. On the map there is a marker 'rock formation'. The northern rock formation is seriously amazing. It is not indicated on the map but you have to walk a little off track (it... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Quick 1 mile hike up the mountain, not too strenuous, saw some butterflies and deer. Nice view once you get to the top and then there is a shortcut back down. Great for a 1-2 hour hike.

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Raleigh, NC
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Some nice views of the surrounding area and more climbing than you can get anywhere else close to the Triangle. You can't really hike a long distance, but you can get in 3-4 miles with some elevation gain!

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Occoneechee is a the highest point between the Triad and the Coast. Now, don't get me wrong it isn't a tall mountain. But, its elevation does make it feel different than the surrounding Piedmont. Once you are walking, it feels more like the foothills. It is a nice easy walk - easy for kids and seniors.

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Hillsborough
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This state park sits right outside of Hillsborough. It is easy to reach via Orange Grove Road and has some terrific, easy-to-walk trails. This park is an ideal place to visit for an afternoon stroll and our family has enjoyed it for several years.

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North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Very nice state park close to town, well marked trails, maps, and good parking area. Numerous different trails to take, either to the summit or the river

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