For a variety of elevations, terrain, and a rejuvenating experience, the Occoneechee Mountain water-to-mountaintop loop trail near Hillsborough, North Carolina, is ideal. Rated as a moderately challenging route, set aside about an hour of your day to complete this somewhat rugged hike at Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area. Several payoffs come in high scenic views, the highest point in Orange County at 867 feet; forested pathways; fields, and ponds; which support rare and important species in this region that you are likely to see on your way. Set some time aside for yourself and see what awaits you on this inspiring, wooded journey.

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What do you think? Are you ready to hike this water-to-mountaintop trail? With 190 acres of land and nearly three miles of trails, visitors can experience a wide variety of the Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area’s gorgeous surroundings and wildlife. Here are a couple of other trails to hike in the area.

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