3 Scenic Hiking Trails Surround The Small Town Of Hillsborough, North Carolina

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.

You’ll love these trails that are so close to everything yet feel so far away. Try one or try all three! You’ll be glad that you did. Happy hiking!

If you get hungry after your hike, you may want to head northwest of Hillsborough for a little ice cream on a farm!

 

Address: Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area, 625 Virginia Cates Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278, USA
Address: Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trailhead, 320 Elizabeth Brady Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278, USA
Address: Duke Forest (Hillsborough Division), US-70, Hillsborough, NC 27278, USA
Address: Occoneechee Mountain, North Carolina 27278, USA
Address: Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trailhead, 320 Elizabeth Brady Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278, USA
Address: Duke Forest (Hillsborough Division), US-70, Hillsborough, NC 27278, USA