Explore the most popular nature trips trails near Hillsborough with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 month ago

Didn’t quite adhere to the Riverwalk during this excursion though we did manage to walk IN the river when crossing over to Ayr Mount. Both beautiful and magical with fireflies lighting the way to the Poets Walk. Came back along St. Mary’s Rd and through downtown to really get a feel for this awesome town. Loved it!!

It is an easy walk most of the trail, but there are some cool stuff along the way, like a huge bee hotel!

I can't thank you enough for posting this! I would never have been bold enough to go through the textile mill parking lot, or past the bogus sign at the state park that warns to get permission to enter private property (the segment of trail it is in front of is actually still all on state land -- I think side trails do extend onto private property but not the main trail). This trail is a great way to connect the state park trails with the riverwalk, and you can add even more hiking at the speedway for added fitness.

Nice, peaceful, easy walk

Easy walk along the Eno River. Part of the walk is paved and very easy to walk.

A way of extending Occoneeche Mountain Park with a pleasant easy river walk.

hiking
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Good easy trail along the river.

nature trips
Wednesday, April 05, 2017

nice, easy paved trail with views of the Eno River. good for kids, strollers, dogs on leashes

hiking
Sunday, March 05, 2017

A beautiful trail.

walking
Friday, December 30, 2016

Walking the puppies

walking
Tuesday, December 06, 2016

One of my favorite escapes in the entire Piedmont, this trail meanders through forest and meadows. It passes by a stately Federal-era plantation house and comes within a few feet of the Old Trading Path used by Native Americans and European settlers hundreds of years ago. My favorite thing to do here is picnic by a pond that offers picturesque hills covered with majestic hardwoods in the background.

hiking
Tuesday, December 06, 2016

A 3-mile paved trail along the scenic Eno River takes you from Gold Park to the historic Occoneechee Speedway. The speedway is now mostly forest containing three miles of dirt trails and glimpses of the old NASCAR racetrack infrastructure. There is easy access to the trail at several locations including the historic downtown and farmers market that is open on Saturday mornings. The trail also serves as a section of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

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