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Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area

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Great Family Hike

I and my two children, 8 and 6, walked this hike today. It was great and not overly strenuous at all. It was well shaded for a summer day and we took the trail by the Eno, which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I and my two children, 8 and 6, walked this hike today. It was great and not overly strenuous at all. It was well shaded for a summer day and we took the trail by the Eno, which was lovely. Definitely walk the extra 100 ft to see the rock quarry; it is beautiful!

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My only complaint was it smelled like they had not emptied the trashcans around the parking area/picnic area in a long time. It smelled horrible. The Occoneechee Mountain was settled by the Occoneechi Band of American Indians who traveled here from the west. During the colonial period, european immigrants settle in the area. This isn't a large park and the... More 

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raleigh, nc
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Hiked here recently with my two kids, ages 9 and 11. There is really 1 main trail and the other options are shorter or "add ons" to the big loop. We hiked the Occoneechee Mt. Loop Trail and the "add on" of the Overlook Trail for a distance of 2.5 miles. The trail was well marked. The paths were quite... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Nice area to walk dogs or with friends. You can walk up the mountain or just around the pond like my family did.

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This park is not far off of I-85 in the town of HIllsborough. If you go North from there, you will see the signs the point in the Direction of the park. It is pretty well marked. There are maps of the trails near the bathroom off the parking lot. Outside of the parking lot are picnic tables. If you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Having grown up in the mountains of western North Carolina I'm a little spoiled about hiking but after spending an entire day at this park we enjoyed it. it is relatively easy to find off the main road from Hillsboro. it's a small park that does have an indoor toilet, The trails are relatively well marked. it is situated around... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The topography around Durham is largely flat and forested; this is about the only option for a hike in which you get to go up a hill and get to an overlook with more distant views. Good easy trails through open forest with some fun rock outcrops, until you go up the side of an old quarry to the lookout... More 

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Ramseur, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Trails are very well maintained and there is a gorgeous view along the way. Great moderate trail that will give you a great leg workout that is totally worth it. If you are close by you should check it out.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I have hiked here several times. Easy to get to. The rock area is amazing. Picnic tables available. There is a large outhouse also near the parking lot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

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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