Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area

quarry at Occoneechee State Natural Area

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Help start an Occoneechee Mountain Friends group to promote, support, and advocate for this special place in our state parks system. Contact Friends of State Parks.

(919) 383-1686


Physical: 625 Virginia Cates Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278
GPS: 36.060835, -79.116900

High scenic views and mountain trails await you at Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area. This Piedmont monadnock has been recognized as one of the most important natural areas in the Triangle. 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.