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.
Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area
Virginia Cates Rd.
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Latitude: 36° 3' 34.56" N
Longitude: -79° 6' 51.48" W
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.
- Childrens Activities
- Free Parking
- Handicap Accessible
- Hiking/Walking Trail
- Hours of Operation: Nov-Feb 8am-6pm; March, April , Sept & Oct 8 am-8pm; May-Aug 8am-9pm
- Picnic Area
- Season of Operation: Year Round
- Tour Guide / Park Ranger Available