One of the Park's most popular trails is the 7.5 mile long Panhandle Trail, which is also suitable for use by mountain bikers and horse riders. Park near the visitor center, then follow the marked white posts along the lake to the Occoneechee State Park cabins at the end of the trail.
As the name suggests, this is the trail in the park where the greatest variety of bird life is found. The Tutelo trail forms a loop off Occoneechee Park Road, marked with red blazes on posts. This 1,1 mile trail joins the Big Oak Nature trail if you are looking for a longer walk.
This 5 mile trail offers a moderate walking challenge, heading into the park landscapes from the parking lot at the Equestrian Center. This trail is in the eastern and quieter section of the park, so is perfect for anyone wanting to hike in solitude.