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.

rocky trail with lots of hills, nice views, easy access from I40 and 85

Local and close for me
This is a nice trail system with a surprisingly great view over the town of hillsborough
Two fishing ponds at the bottom which are fun to fly fish for bass and bream.

25 days ago

it's not for young children

1 month ago

Nice overlook, the rest of the trail is ok.

4 months ago

6 months ago

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

6 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!