Bobbitt Hole Trail

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Bobbitt Hole Trail is a 2.3 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 activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
206 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

canoeing

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

trail running

forest

river

wildlife

muddy

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 great hike along the Eno! At the beginning of the hike, when you are standing at the wayside display, imagine a single-lane steel truss bridge spanning the Eno. This is the old river crossing for the second edition of Cole Mill Road. On the far side of the river stood the McCown Mill (later Cole Mill), which was in operation from 1814-1908. The mill was started using money provided by John Cabe to his fifth daughter Rachel and her husband Moses. As you hike along the river, you will discover beautiful patches of rhododendron and mountain laurel on the shady north-facing slopes of the opposite riverbank. This same side of the river also has the remains of the Alpha Woolen Mills and the foundation of a cabin that was said to be an off-campus party house for one of Duke University's fraternities. Bobbitts Hole was a popular swimming hole, being one of the deepest spots on the river. For those who wish to explore more of Eno River State Park, visitors can stay the night at one of the five backcountry campsites in the Piper Creek Campground.

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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.

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Great peaceful walk along the Eno River. I did an extra .4 miles along the river on the way back.

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After a nice little hike through the woods, the trail comes out at Bobbitt Hole. We were able to cross over a few rocks and branches to go sit on some big rocks in the river for a little mini-picnic with snacks and water and let the kids take off their shoes to feel the icy cold water. There is also a log bench that overlooks the water. The rest of the trail goes along the river and can be followed to get to Dunnagan trail. Good scenery and lots of rocks to hike across. It was very pretty!