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Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area

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Good hiking

There are a lot of trails here, so you'll be able to do several visits to hike them all. Some are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
North Carolina
Love finding hidden gems nearby and accessible

In the area for a family visit and had this destination recommend to us by friends. My wife and I... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 27 August 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

Thank lsj615
Reviewed 22 July 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

Thank Zeta0289
Reviewed 25 June 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.

1  Thank Downtowntrekker
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
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
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
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
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
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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