Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area


Hiking, Fishing, Picnicking

Location/Distance from Elon:

625 Virginia Cates Road

HillsboroughNC 27278

~35 minutes

How to get there:


What to Expect:


Two ponds provide great places to cast your line as well as access to the Eno River. All NC Wildlife Commission fishing regulations are enforced.


Four short trails loop in this natural area. The longest is the Occeeneechee Mountain Loop Trail which totals 2.20 miles round trip. This trail passes by the Eno River and up some steep terrain.

Park Map: occoneechee-mountain-park-map

What Elon students are saying:

What to visit on the way to/from:

Stop by Eno River State Park for more outdoor activity or explore Hillsborough. On Saturdays check out the Eno River Farmer’s Market in downtown Hillsborough.

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