Buckquarter Creek Trail

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Buckquarter Creek Trail is a 1.6 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 options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
206 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

canoeing

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

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.

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25 days ago

Crowded Memorial Day at Eno River State Park, yet still open trail along the Buckquarter Creek Trail loop. Start from the Few’s Ford parking lot - the first parking lot on the right as you enter the park at the end of Cole Mill road. Take the road down by the Piper-Cox Museum to Few’s Ford and take a right upriver. The river has deposited logs and other debris due to flooding along the trail, but the trail is still in pretty good shape. I stayed left on the trail along the river going out. Beautiful view of the rapids near the platform stairs and walking next to the river. Slightly muddy due to rainstorm the night before, the trail takes you by the Holden Mill Trail bridge. From there the trail leaves the river and heads inland to the Ridge Trail, which I took to combine with the Shakori Trail for a 4 mile RT. Took the high side of the Buckquarter Creek Trail coming back, which takes you up the bluff from the river. Really nice hike.

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Great dog walking trail

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Great in the fall. Nice walk along the river. Then loop back on higher ground.

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