Cox Mountain Trail

MODERATE 141 reviews
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Cox Mountain Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Durham, 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
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
554 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

canoeing

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

The trail is great for a day hike and offers places to camp and launch canoes.

hiking
1 day ago

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

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11 days ago

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

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16 days 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.

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16 days 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.

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1 month ago

This is a moderate hike. Nice and shady as well as a cool breeze on the day we hiked in May. Saw 3 snakes tho. Great trek, check out Picnic nearby for lunch. 5 stars.

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1 month ago

Nice trail. When you get to the loop portion going left is the biggest elevation change part of the trail which I was glad I tackled first.

1 month ago

Not crowded, clearly marked, and beautiful. I set up my hammock along the Eno on my return across the footbridge... just gorgeous! A good amount of elevation change to keep your heart rate up.