Pump Station Trail Loop

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Pump Station Trail Loop is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Havenhill, 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
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
118 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

historic site

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. Turn right and travel a short distance where you will see parking on your left. Pump Station Trail begins from the parking area.

hiking
27 days ago

Nice short loop takes you down along the river and to some interesting history about the Durham water supply – this pump station supplied water to Durham from 1887 – 1927. Be careful near the ruins as some of the areas may be unstable. Combine this with some other hikes, e.g. Laurel Bluffs, Pea Creek and Dunnagan to give you a great workout.

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

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6 months ago

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8 months ago

I started from the main trailhead next to the bridge over Nancy Rhodes Creek. There is room to park on the side of Rivermont Road. The trail is short and relatively flat as it loops down to the Eno River and back. The ruins of the old Durham Pump Station are fun to explore. This is another good choice for trail running, and can be extended along the river several miles in either direction along the Laurel Bluffs Trail.

hiking
Saturday, July 09, 2016

hiking
Sunday, May 08, 2016

Great trail for kids.

birding
Monday, February 22, 2016

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Pump Station is a basic loop trail that can be used to access the Laurel Bluff Trail going east or west. The loop itself is about half flat along the river and the rest is either a dirt roadbed or single track trail. The trail leads to the old Durham water pumping station built in the 1880's. The remains of the building an outbuilding can be explored. This is a good place to bring kids, but they have to be supervised as the ruins have some drops. There are two trailheads for this loop, both on Rivermont Road - the unpaved sections. The trail is fairly well marked and easy to navigate.