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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, and camping and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 0.7 mi Elevation gain 49 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Camping

Hiking

Walking

Forest

River

Wildlife

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Getting There

Eno River State Park (919) 383-1686 6101 Cole Mill Road, Durham, NC 27705-9275 eno.river@ncparks.gov GPS: 36.0783, -79.0050 Make an Online Reservation or Call 1-877-722-6762 North Carolina Div. Of Travel and Tourism, 301 N. Wilmington Street , Raleigh, NC, 27601, Phone: 919-733-4171

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. After the park headquarters turn left and proceed to parking area and picnic grove. Eno Trace Trailhead is located there.

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Kristen Greeson
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Really fun trail to walk , but crowded. Moderate hike with some good hill/steps. Well maintained and well marked trails. Did not need app to follow trail route

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Adriana Herrera
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Jeanette Shelley
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Beautiful trail!

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Tammy Lewis
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Hiking

Lots of places for me and my dog to splash around in the river! Lots of options of trails too

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Trey Benfield
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Hiking

I did this trail with my 4 year old. It’s good for that purpose. Lots of views of the river and you get to go across the cool bridge.

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ALA ALLIFTAWI
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Beautiful trail muddy , will come back again

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Raymond St. Joseph
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Joanna Cao
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Megan O’Brien
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Hiking

Good for a moderate hike with a nice view, very enjoyable. A little bit crowded for the holiday weekend but parking was still available

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Kat Wu
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Bryan Howell
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Hiking

The trail was great! Seems as though there are some new reroutes that may not be uploaded yet. I stayed on the signed and blazed trail and seem to have gone “off trail” at least according to the dashed lines. The new reroutes are better aligned and seem to shed water well, as opposed to the blocked off fall-line sections. Easy but very fun hike!

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Becca Adkins
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K. Galbraith
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Hiking

Trail seems to have changed and at this moment you have to go around the mountain by the Eno river. Some old roads are simply off limits or left as maintenance access. Nice breezy hike in the woods and by the water! Only minus was there were so many spider webs

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Rowan Morgan
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Was recently rerouted but I still very much enjoyed it. There are some rocky parts but nothing challenging; just watch your step to avoid twisting an ankle. Can get busy on weekends but is overall a secluded trail.

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Angela Salomone
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John Caldrn
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Hiking

the new Cox Mountain trail

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Liam Kirkbride
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HikingRocky

Excellent trail. Excited to come back when the trees are in bloom. You get to walk right down by the river. Dog friendly.

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Kylun Elsing
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This is a very beautiful trail, lots of spots to stop and enjoy nature or take pictures! absolutely loved it, and stopping a lot for pictures it still only took 2 hours to complete

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Al Moody
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Stephen Reeves
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Heather Gunn
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Jarrod Gunn
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Dennis Grizer
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Scott Densmore
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Gillian W.
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Chris T.
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Jessica Bowman
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Torie M.
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Anya Grahn
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Shady Tarek
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