Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area


Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area


Hours & Seasons

  • Seasons - Year-round
  • Hours - Nov-Feb 8 am-6 pm; March, April , Sept & Oct 8 am-8 pm; May-Aug 8 am-9 pm


  • 625 Virginia Cates Rd.

    Hillsborough,   NC   27278


High scenic views overlooking the Eno River and mountain trails await you. 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. Educational programs held throughout the year.

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625 Virginia Cates Rd.
Hillsborough NC 27278


Latitude: 36° 3' 34.56" / Longitude: -79° 6' 51.48"

Special Directions:

From I-85, take exit 164. Travel north on Churton Street, and turn onto Mayo Street. At the next stop sign, turn left onto Orange Grove Road. Turn at the second right on to Virginia Cates Road, and follow the signs to the parking area.

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