Cabelands Trail To Eno Quarry Trail

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Cabelands Trail To Eno Quarry Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Durham, North Carolina that features a lake 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.

2.2 miles
269 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly





paddle sports

trail running






wild flowers


bridge out



washed out

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. Just before crossing the Eno River you will see Rivermont Road to your right then Sparger Road to your left. Turn left on Sparger Road traveling a short distance to Howe Street. Turn right on Howe Street which takes you directly to a parking area where Cabe Lands Trail begins.

9 months ago

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

11 months ago

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.

Friday, May 05, 2017

Started from the Cabelands Trailhead on Howe St. Trail was wet due to some quick showers and a bit muddy. The whole trail is pretty much under a canopy of trees so can get dark when clouds are overhead. We reached the Quarry and were faced with about a 25 foot stream crossing in 2 feet of water (people were already swimming in early May and crossing carefully through the swift stream). We elected to go upstream to find a suitable crossing and found a log about 100 yards upstream that worked. After crossing, we navigated along the quarry ridge and got back to the main trail around the quarry pond - beautiful water and several were swimming. The quarry has some slick muddy cliffs and some flat spots that make the short walk around it quite interesting. Knowing we had to make the return trip across the fast flowing stream, we located another log downstream and crossed, had to maneuver some woods and slippery spots but got back to the main trail again. Went back up and took the loop down to the Eno on the way back. Right along the river almost stepped on a huge snake napping by the water. Hiked along the river a ways and then back up to Cabelands parking lot. All in all, quite an adventure!

Sunday, January 01, 2017

The Eno Quarry Trail is a relatively easy and popular hike. There are some minor elevation changes as you travel through the woods. The short trip around the water-filled quarry is pretty, even on a winter day. You cross a small scenic stream as you enter the loop. The stream passes the quarry before it empties into the nearby Eno River. There is a nice access point to the river if you follow the Laurel Bluffs Trail for a short distance past the quarry.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Great, well marked trail. A little muddy, but the trail crosses several streams. The quarry seems to be a nice swimming hole!

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