Hillsborough, NC: Raleigh Chapter, Hillsborough River Walk

Jun 19, 2021 8:00AM


Hillsborough, NC

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John Saxon will be leading the Raleigh Chapter on this 6.8-mile hike on Hillsborough River Walk/Mountains to Sea Trail and Historic Occaneechi Speedway Trail in Hillsborough with an optional post-hike gathering for lunch and dessert at Hillsborough BBQ and Whit’s Frozen Custard afterwards. (And maybe even home baked cinnamon rolls at the start!).

To avoid the heat, please arrive at Gold Park (415 Dimmocks Mill Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278) at 8:00 AM so you can enjoy one of John’s homemade cinnamon rolls and be ready to step off at 8:15. Restrooms and water are available at the beginning and end of the hike.

We’ll head east following the Eno River on the Hillsborough River Walk/Mountains to Sea Trail to US 70 (about 3.2 miles, approx. 1.5 miles paved and the remainder packed dirt or natural trail with some roots and rocks) and then head back with a detour around the Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail.

After we get back to Gold Park, folks are invited to gather for lunch at nearby Hillsborough BBQ and/or the best frozen custard you’ve tasted at Whit’s.

For more details and to sign up, please click on the REGISTER button above.