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Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area

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Hillsborough, NC
+1 919-383-1686
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Great hiking With Some Nice Climbs

Occoneechee Mountain is a wonderful outdoor experience just five minute's drive from downtown... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
kwix
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Durham, North Carolina
Perfect for an afternoon hike!

I went on a wonderful hike here with two friends. The length of the trails was just right for a... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
Raedator
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“natural area” (8 reviews)
“parking lot” (11 reviews)
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Hillsborough, NC
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+1 919-383-1686
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Reviewed 1 April 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

Thank kwix
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Reviewed 30 March 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

Thank Raedator
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Reviewed 3 March 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

Thank Jane H
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Reviewed 27 January 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

1  Thank D2958ZXgarym
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

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

1  Thank Rick B
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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.

1  Thank stewartr51
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Reviewed 9 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

1  Thank RobinL270
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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
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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

1  Thank fansofrainforest
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Reviewed 19 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
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