Hillsborough Hiking Trails

NOTE: With the COVID-19 situation, some trails may be closed. I will update this list, if I know of closures, but it’s best to check the websites before going.

Please check individual websites for more information, including trail details and hours of operation.

Riverwalk Greenway – 2 miles of trail, with access points at Occoneechee Mountain, Gold Park, Calvin St., Weaver St. Market, Faribault Ln., River Park (farmers’ market pavillion), and Occoneechee Speedway. This is part of the Mountain-to-Sea trail system and is linear, rather than circular – make sure you don’t go too far to make it back to your car.

Poet’s Walk at Ayr Mount – 1 mile circular hiking trail. 376 St. Mary’s Rd.

Hillsborough Historic Occoneechee Speedway – 4 miles of circular hiking trails. 320 Elizabeth Brady Rd., The 1 mile racetrack is the only remaining dirt track from NASCAR’s inaugural season in 1949. There are additional trails that loop outside the track area, and lead to the Eno River. At that point, Ayr Mount is across the river.

Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area – 3 miles of hiking trails (some of this is steep). 625 Virginia Cates Rd., Hillsborough.

Kings Highway Park – 1 mile of nature trails. Ben Johnson Rd., Hillsborough.

Confluence Natural Area – 1.9 mile circular trail. 4214 Highland Farm Rd., Hillsborough. You can see the West Fork of the Eno and the East Fork of the Eno merge, to become the Eno River. A little strenuous, as there are a couple of hills.

Blackwood Farm Park – 4 miles of circular hiking trails. 4215 NC 86 South, Hillsborough.

Seven Mile Creek Natural Area – 2 miles of circular hiking trails. 2187 Moorefields Rd., Hillsborough.

Eno River State Park – Many trails, with varying degrees of difficulty. 5 access points – check the website for information.

Little River Regional Park & Nature Area – 7 miles of circular hiking trails and 7 additional miles of biking trails. 301 Little River Park Way, Rougemont.

George and Julia Brumley Forest Nature Preserve – 15 miles of circular trails. Northern access 3620 Old State Hwy 10, Chapel Hill, Southern Access: 3055 New Hope Church Rd., Chapel Hill.

Johnston Mill Nature Preserve – 5 miles of circular trails. Main Entrance: 2713 Mt. Sinai Rd., Chapel Hill, Secondary Entrance: 6001 Turkey Farm Rd., Chapel Hill.

Hollow Rock Nature Park – 1.5 miles of circular trails, with access to Duke Forest trails. 692 Erwin Rd., Durham.

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