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Fews Ford at Eno River State Park
Trail closures   

Due to damage from Hurricane Florence, some bridges have sustained damages, making a few trails impassable. Holden Mill Trail and Pump Station Trail are closed until further notice. Some trails may have remaining debris, so please exercise caution when you are out on the trails.

 Posted on: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Trails

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.

 

Dunnagan Trail
Location: This trail is accessed from the Pea Creek Trail by crossing the creek on a footbridge.
Description:

This trail is a loop with an easy 3/4-mile on the river and the remainder generally paralleling the river on the adjacent ridge

Point of Interest:
Length:
1.80 miles
Round Trip
Difficulty:
Blaze:
red circle
Dunnagan Trail at Eno River State Park
Surface: Natural surface
Eno Trace Trail
Location: Eno Trace turns west off the Cox Mountain trail on top of the bluff between the picnic area and the river
Description:

This self-guided nature trail has information stations posted about Eno River ecology.

Point of Interest:
Length:
0.50 miles
Round Trip
Difficulty:
Blaze:
red circle
Fanny's Ford Trail
Location: This trail is accessed by hiking the Cox Mountain Trail from the picnic area north to the Fanny’s Ford loop.
Description:

This trail is a 1.01-mile loop but the round trip from the picnic area is 2.85 miles. The hike is generally easy with gentle hills and flat terrain along the river.

Point of Interest:
Length:
1.01 miles
Difficulty:
Blaze:
purple circle
Surface:
Holden Mill Trail
Location:
Description:

This 2.6-mile combination of two loops continues west from the Buckquarter Creek Trail from a bridge spanning the creek. Round trip from the Piper-Cox House parking lot is 4.1 miles. The smaller western loop is an easy hike around the stone remains of Holden’s Mill. The river segment is characterized by rock outcrops, giant boulders and frequent rapids.

Point of Interest:
Length:
2.60 miles
Round Trip
Difficulty:
Blaze:
yellow circle
Holden Mill Trail at Eno River State Park
Surface:
Knight & Piedmont Trails
Location:
Description:

Knight and Piedmont trails are primarily accesses for neighborhoods off Pleasant Green Rd. but any hiker may use them. The Knight Trail turns east off Ridge Trail and goes up a steep hill 0.34-mile to the park boundary. The Piedmont Trail is 0.18-mile of utility right-of –way which crosses the Knight Trail. There is no parking access to these trails. This trail exits the park. Enter private property with permission only.

Point of Interest:
Length:
0.52 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Blaze:
red U
Surface:
Contact:

Eno River State Park

6101 Cole Mill Road
DurhamNC 27705
Phone919-383-1686
eno.river@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 36.078300
Longitude: -79.005000

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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