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Occoneechee Geology Hike

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Upcoming Events:

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 2:00pm

Occoneechee Geology Hike

Come and look at the pyrophyllite quarry with a real geologist; learn why Occoneechee Mountain is unique in all the world. 
Forming over 660 million years ago, pyrophyllite  has been used for myriad applications, including lining the nose of the space shuttle!

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please call 919-383-1686 to register!

Hike Length and Difficulty: 
1.5 mile moderate
Date of Event: 
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location: 
Occoneechee Parking Lot

Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area

625 Virginia Cates Road
HillsboroughNC 27278
Latitude: 36.060835
Longitude: -79.116900

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November - February: 8am - 6pm
March, April, October, and September: 8am - 8pm
May - August: 8am - 9pm
Closed Christmas Day

Park Office
Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area does not have an office. Please contact the office at Eno River State Park for information at 919- 383-1686.