Stepping onto an Eno River trail is a journey into tranquility. Follow the river bank, journey through the woodlands, or hike a short nature trail for a close look at Eno River State Park. Go up Cox Mountain for a challenging climb through scenic hardwood forest. Travel the Bobbitt Hole Trail to one of the most scenic spots on the river, where water rushes over rocks and greenery hangs from stone-lined bluffs. Eno River has almost 28 miles of trail to take you into the heart of nature. All trails are blazed and signed. Request a park trail map for descriptions and distances.
Occoneechee Mountain, a nearby state natural area that is a administered by Eno River State Park, also offers hiking.
This loop trail extends the Cole Mill Trail up river, intersecting the western section of Cole Mill Trail twice. A short spur at the southern end of the Bobbitt Hole loop dead ends at the hole.
The loop trail turns upriver at Few’s Ford. The most spectacular rapids on the river are viewed from a rock outcrop along the trail. A staircase takes hikers over the outcrop.
Stone foundations and the millrace earth works of the old Cabe Mill are visible from the trail, especially when the leaves are off of the trees. This stretch of river is in the area known as Cabe’s Gorge and is a particularly rocky area.
Most of this loop trail is an easy hike along the river with a short climb through the upland forest. Scenic laurel covered bluffs dominate the opposite river bank.
This loop trail can be lengthened by adding the Fanny’s Ford Trail loop, which intersects from the northeast. The trail passes beside the picnic area, down to the river and crosses the river on a suspension foot bridge. The trail climbs 270 feet in elevation from the river to the hilltop. A long steep climb and descent is required.
6101 Cole Mill Road
Durham, NC 27705
GPS: 36.078300, -79.005000
Few's Ford Access
May-September: 7am - 10pm
March, April, and October: 7am - 9pm
November: 7am - 8pm
December, January and February: 7am - 7pm
Cole Mill Access
May-September: 7:30am - 9:30pm
March, April, and October: 7:30am - 8:30pm
November: 7:30am - 7:30pm
December January and February: 7:30am - 6:30pm
Pleasant Green and Cabelands Accesses
May-September: 8:30am - 8:30pm
March, April, and October: 8:30am - 7:30pm
November: 8:30am - 6:30pm
December January and February: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Park Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 8pm
Saturday 9am- 5:00pm
Sunday 9am- 5:00pm