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#10 of 42 state parks in North Carolina

Best trails in Eno River State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Eno River State Park, North Carolina? AllTrails has 25 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 14 easy trails in Eno River State Park ranging from 0.7 to 5.7 miles and from 321 to 695 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

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.

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Map of trails in Eno River State Park
Park information
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Contact
919-383-1686
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Top trails (25)
#1 - Cox Mountain Trail
Eno River State Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 32 m
The trail is great for a day hike and offers places to camp and launch canoes.Show more
#2 - Holden's Mill Trail
Eno River State Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 49 m
Holden's Mill Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hillsborough, North Carolina that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optioShow more
#3 - Laurel Bluffs Trail to Eno Quarry
Eno River State Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
Laurel Bluffs Trail to Eno Quarry is a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Durham, North Carolina that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity oShow more
#4 - Pump Station Trail to Laurel Bluffs Trail
Eno River State Park
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
Pump Station Trail to Laurel Bluffs Trail is a 5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Durham, North Carolina that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numbeShow more
#5 - Bobbitt Hole Trail to Cole Mill Trail Loop
Eno River State Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
Not much is known about the history of Bobbitts Hole, nor has much been written about the geologic features that cause the hole. But, one thing is certain, it is a beautiful gem all year long and a grShow more
#6 - Eno Trace Trail
Eno River State Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 19 m
Eno Trace Trail is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Durham, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking,Show more
#7 - Buckquarter Creek Trail
Eno River State Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 42 m
Buckquarter Creek Trail is a 1.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Hillsborough, North Carolina that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optiShow more
#8 - Cabelands Trail to Laurel Bluffs Trail
Eno River State Park
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 41 m
Compared to other trails in this area, this section of the Laurel Bluffs Trail as easy/moderate difficulty. There is quite a bit of elevation gain, which is why this is one of my favorite trails.Show more
#9 - Pump Station Trail Loop
Eno River State Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 33 m
Pump Station Trail Loop is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Durham, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activityShow more
#10 - Cox Mountain Trail Loop
Eno River State Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
Cox Mountain Trail Loop is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Durham, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activityShow more
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