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Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area

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Beautiful afternoon

We had a beautiful afternoon walking the trails and enjoying the views. A wonderful place to... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2019
31Carmel13
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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Mountain in the Piedmont

A hidden area in Hillsborough that provides, nature trails, fishing, camping and exploring the old... read more

Reviewed February 3, 2019
TarHeel071
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

We had a beautiful afternoon walking the trails and enjoying the views. A wonderful place to Enjoying nature and get exercise

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 3, 2019

A hidden area in Hillsborough that provides, nature trails, fishing, camping and exploring the old granite stone quarry.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TarHeel071
Reviewed November 3, 2018

There are a lot of trails here, so you'll be able to do several visits to hike them all. Some are up, up, uphill. Most wind up, down and around.There is also a lake and picnic area that is relatively flat, so you can take...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

In the area for a family visit and had this destination recommend to us by friends. My wife and I are regular hikers in similar park settings in Tennessee so some of the negatives mentioned in the reviews - rough surfaces, noise, too many stairs...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 21, 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 25, 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 1, 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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank kwix
Reviewed March 30, 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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Raedator
Reviewed March 3, 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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Jane H
Reviewed January 27, 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

Date of experience: October 2017
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