High scenic views and mountain trails await you at Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area. This Piedmont monadnock has been recognized as one of the most important natural areas in the Triangle. It is the highest point in Orange County at 867 feet, and the oak forest, pond, field, heath bluff, and river habitats found on the mountain support species that are rare and significant in this region. With 190 acres of land and nearly three miles of trails, visitors can experience a wide variety of the area's natural surroundings and wildlife.

it's not for young children

11 days ago

Nice overlook, the rest of the trail is ok.

3 months ago

5 months ago

I doubled up today, started early and did the 2.4 mile Loop Trail twice.

5 months ago

Great Hike!
There are some really nice climbs on the trail. The only negative we experienced was the sound from highway 85. Other than that it is a great 2.5 mile hike.

A bit of a challenge for any out of shape person but worth the effort for the beautiful view from the top!

I hiked this trail this past Saturday with my 5 year old daughter, and I must say I was impressed. We did the 2.2 mile loop and made various stops along the way. We came across a few deer that wasn't afraid of us and actually allowed us to snap a few photos. The trail was well marked and did not find it littered like most. I would recommend it to anyone who loves nature. Im planning on returning in the fall.

This trail has a little of everything - lush river path, nice climbs and a rewarding overlook view. One of the most diverse and mountain-esque hikes in the eastern half of the state.