Buckquarter Creek Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hillsborough, NC that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from Durham, NC: From I-85 South to Durham, take Cole Mill exit, turn right, after 5 miles road will enter the park. From I-85 North, take Exit 170 between Hillsborough and Durham. Make a U-turn after coming off the exit ramp, go under the interstate a quarter mile, turn right on Pleasant Green Road, then turn left at intersection with Cole Mill Road. Travel over the Eno River, you will be on park property. Travel past the picnic and parking area leaving the park. Continue in a northwestern direction crossing over Pleasant Green Road and shortly you will enter park land again. Park in the first parking area after the park headquarters. Trailhead is located there.
Great in the fall. Nice walk along the river. Then loop back on higher ground.
This was a nice little loop, the only problem was that it was 109 F and I didn't bring any water which was a silly mistake to make. In my defense I thought I was walking the Eno Trace Trail which is only 0.5 miles. The Buckquarter Creek trail is a great trail, you can see the river, and you get to see some great wooded areas as well as a nice vista from a hill that over looks the valley the Eno River is in. I wanted to check out the other trails in the Eno River State Park but didn't have enough time. If you have an iPhone I would also recommend downloading the North Carolina State Park Pocket Ranger app. It has a lot of great info and maps as well.