3 Scenic Hiking Trails Surround The Small Town Of Hillsborough, North Carolina
By Christy Articola|Published July 20, 2022
Christy Articola has lived in Colorado since 2013 and considers herself a Centennial State enthusiast and expert through and through. She's based in Denver metro, but over the past decade, she has traveled to every corner, river, village, park, town, and city in the state and continues to explore it deeper and further whenever she can. Christy simply can't get enough of Colorado, and loves sharing all her adventures with you through Only In Your State! She graduated with a degree in journalism from Fordham University and is thrilled to be working as a full time travel writer for this and other sites - she finally found her perfect niche - and is so grateful for that.
One of the most populated parts of the great state of North Carolina is in and around the triangle created by Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. Over two million people live, work, and go to school in this area. As a result, life can get and feel pretty hectic there and it’s no surprise that people like to get away from it all every once in a while.
Fortunately, you don’t have to go far to do this. Hillsborough is a small town to the northwest of this area with a population of just 7,162 that is just 20 minutes away from Chapel Hill and Durham. It has friendly folks, interesting shops, and great restaurants. Best of all, it’s surrounded by natural areas with maintained trails that are just perfect for short hikes.
Below, we’ve put together a list of three scenic trails in the Hillsborough area. They’re all ranked as easy trails, so anyone can take a weekend afternoon to enjoy one or all three. Get out there and get away from it all.