Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area

Durham, North Carolina

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This hike takes place at one of the most significant plant and animal communities in the greater Triangle. The trek circles Occoneechee Mountain, first exploring its vast oak stands on the south slope. Next, visit the Eno River and its aquatic splendor. Make a side trip to a quarry then ascend the north slope to a vista. Pass by rare butterfly habitat before descending past fishing ponds and returning to the trailhead.
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by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)

This hike takes place at one of the most significant plant and animal communities in the greater Triangle. The trek circles Occoneechee Mountain, first exploring its vast oak stands on the south slope.

Next, visit the Eno River and its aquatic splendor. Make a side trip to a quarry then ascend the north slope to a vista. Pass by rare butterfly habitat before descending past fishing ponds and returning to the trailhead.

© 2016 Johnny Molloy /Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Durham
Distance: 2.6
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Eno River State Park, 6101 Cole Mill Rd., Durham, NC 27705; (919) 383-1686; www.ncparks.gov
Local Maps: Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area
Driving Directions: Directions to Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area

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