dogs on leash

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trail running




fly fishing

Minutes from Durham, Hillsborough, and Chapel Hill the Eno River State Park offers secluded wilderness trails with the serenity of a clear river drifting and cascading over a rocky stream bed. The Eno River is a swift, shallow stream flowing from northwest Orange County into Durham County for 33 miles where it joins the Flat River to become the Neuse and flows into Falls Lake. Its waters roll through wilderness, passing historic mill sites, river bluffs covered with flowering shrubs, and fords used by early settlers. Rains can turn the river into a raging torrent, yet it quickly settles into a gentle current. It is a chain of rapids, pools, and riffles meandering through forest on a bed of rock. The valley of the river is narrow and steep walled. The rugged landscape is carved and sculpted by swift flowing water. Eno River State Park lies here, in the beauty of more than 3900 acres of natural resources. Five accesses Cabe Lands, Cole Mill, Fews Ford, Pleasant Green, and Pump Station offer entry into this largely unspoiled river environment.

Beautiful, moderate walk with river views and quiet canopies.

Nice moderate hike. Easy to get too.

1 month ago

This is a great area to stretch your legs for an afternoon. Easy to locate, non intensive, and beautifully situated.

I'm happy to report my family and I explored this trail today. They did amazing! We had such a good time and it was beautiful! My husband and I had our three youngest children with us ages 4, 6 and 9. I thought it was going to be a little challenging for them but they didn't complain once. We are already making plans to come back and go camping.

Great hike. I love the large swimming hole.

At the split, go left to go down to the river follow along the river and then back up the loop along the low ridge. Grave site is near the end. I take my doggy swimming when we get down to the river. Perfect for a 45 min walk in the woods.

Nice moderate hike. Great scenery!

3 months ago

Love this trail it's a great and beautiful hike around the eno!

3 months ago

Very nice and easy hike! Great views especially once you start walking along the river. Lots of turtles!

Great, well marked trail. A little muddy, but the trail crosses several streams. The quarry seems to be a nice swimming hole!

Enjoyed the steep climb and water along parts of the trail. Great for a day trip! There is also camping close to the trail.

3 months ago

Beautiful river views and an awesome swinging bridge are the highlights. A steep climb will provide all the exercise you need.

Nice little loop, hiked in mid summer. Would go back in fall to see the leaves changing.

3 months ago

Nice Trail.

3 months ago

on Cox Mountain Trail

4 months ago

Nice walk. Not much of hike tho.

This is a great trail especially for being in a pretty populated area. Be prepared for quite a few ascents and descents. What can I say, the name fits the trail. If you want a trail where you can rock jump and play in the river this is not the one for you, but if you want to be secluded in nature this should work. I was out on a Saturday and never pass another person on the trail. Note: it would be a great place to train for more difficult hiking. Also keep an eye on your blazes. They are the old school spray paint kind.