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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.

hiking
1 day ago

This is a moderate hike. Nice and shady as well as a cool breeze on the day we hiked in May. Saw 3 snakes tho. Great trek, check out Picnic nearby for lunch. 5 stars.

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

Enjoyed a leisurely hike with a friend and her dog. Used my trekking poles for the first time here. They were not absolutely necessary, but the many exposed roots gave them a little work out. Lovely trail along the Eno River with pretty views.

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

Nice trail. When you get to the loop portion going left is the biggest elevation change part of the trail which I was glad I tackled first.