Explore the most popular views trails in Eno River State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
8 days ago

A recent relocation and upgrade has helped turn this good trail into a great one. Gone are the super-steep climbs and descent from the peak of Cox mountain, replaced now with more gradual and less worn new trail. My guess is the relo has added about .3 miles to the original, but it is all great trail.
Highly recommended!

hiking
1 month ago

Highly recommend. Beautiful, very clean and well shaded.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail. Turtles on logs in river. Mileage does not include fanny ford extension shown on red trail map.
Easy to leave off with short connector trail. Quite a bit up and down. Rough terrain. Suggest older hiker like me (73) use sticks and good hiking boots.

I would rate this as moderate, not easy. lots of steep areas, rocks, and roots galore. very windy and cold today. will come back when warmer.

Great Views by the river. A detour so it’s a little different then the map.

Fun hike with a river and a lake

2 months ago

well groomed trail, great views of the Eno

Nice hike up and down a bigger hill. Little walk along the river on the other side and back.

Great hike, lots of time by the river. Moderate traffic.

hiking
4 months ago

Great year round hiking spot, can be a little too busy during peak hours in the warmer months.

I enjoyed it very much. It inclines, declines, woods, trees, the Eno River, maybe other bodies of running water, ice, snow, sun, shade, a bridge or two, and more.

hiking
4 months ago

Loved this hike. Good spot halfway for my dog to swim in the river. Very few people in January once you leave the entrance/exit areas.

Great!

Easy walk along the Eno River. Part of the walk is paved and very easy to walk.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice flat 4 mile RT trail along the Eno between West Point on the Eno and 4404 Guess Road [at the bridge]. The Eagle trail parallels the MST near Guess Road; you don't miss much if you use the MST instead, as the MST tracks right beside the Eno and is more interesting. This is great for trail running and a nice stroll along the river.

Starting at West Point on the Eno, this trail starts at the bottom of the hill from the parking lot just past the bridge to the right of the picnic area. Note the trail is not well marked and some additional signage would help, but the trail has a white blaze until you make the short water crossing and take an immediate left where it becomes a red blaze to Sennett Hole. I was hoping for a longer hike and passed Sennett Hole - apparently not a bad fishing spot with bass and lots of bluegill. I started up the hill from the hole and found out it goes to a nearby neighborhood. On the way back I went to the end of the point along the sewer line, then backtracked to the same point I first made the water crossing and took a left on the South River Trail. All of the trails on this side of the Eno are short. Nothing to write home about.

Fun trail, decent elevation change. Terrain was moderate and trail running in the fall makes it very easy to stumble on tree roots or rocks. Be careful! I ended up at 3.3mi but I think I missed the 1.5mi loop on the back. I went counter clockwise and when I came to an intersection got confused and went back to the trail head. Either way, awesome state park.

7 months ago

Been walking a lot of trails over the past few months and this was one of the best trails I ever walked. Great weather and few nice relaxing spots to enjoy the Eno River! Will be back soon ...

Loved this trail, beautiful scenery and a good mix of up and downhill train

Awesome trail. I crossed the river by the swimming hole on the way back.

very good trail. not too rough but good for cardio.

on Cox Mountain Trail

hiking
8 months ago

FYI the Track shown is actually for the Cox Mountain Trail combined with part of the Fanny's Ford trail

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail. Most of it use to be a road back in the 1800's. Can't wait to do or again.

Nice tree covered trail. Nice place to swim even though it's not recommended. Trail has a lot of roots in some places so be careful and pay attention to where you're walking.
***Parking lot very small and no parking allowed on the road. Either go early or go late. We went on the Saturday during Labor Day weekend and got lucky finding a spot to park in the parking lot.

hiking
8 months ago

Really enjoyed this hike! It was nice hiking alongside the river for the most part, we saw many turtles lying out and plopping into the water. The pathway was clear and not overgrown. We look forward to do this again in the winter! Definitely recommend.

trail running
8 months ago

Over grown in a few spots and the guess road cross over should've been skipped, otherwise it was great!

hiking
8 months ago

A great local trail for a 2 1/2 hour hike including a picnic lunch. There are lots of roots, rocks and steps. A fair amount of elevation with a lot of switchbacks. We heard a large tree fall in the woods. The river was lovely, lots of people swimming. Enjoyed the suspension bridge. Recommend going early as the park was full by the time we left at noon.

hiking
8 months ago

This was a great workout! I combined Cox Mountain Trail with Holden's Mill Trail and branched off a little further to gain a few extra miles. Plenty of elevation change and rocks to get across. The river was pretty and had lots of people playing in the water and having picnics. I'll definitely be back to this one again. Part of the trail has been re-routed, so it doesn't match the map exactly, but didn't have any problems following the path.

This is one of my favorite trails. It is lightly traveled but well maintained. It is located in the Eno State Park and is part of the North Carolina Mountain to Sea Trail (MTS). It has a short but moderate elevation gain and many beautiful vistas.

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