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Fews Ford at Eno River State Park
Quarry Trails Under Water   

Portions of the trails around the Eno quarry are under water.  it is impossible to walk the loop around the quarry.

 Posted on: Friday, September 21, 2018
Trail closures: Holden Mill and Pump Station   

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.

 Posted on: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Eno River State Park now open   

Although we have opened our gates, the following cautions apply: The riverside trails have been under water for days. The water is receding, but these trails are exceedingly muddy, with lots of debris. We do not reccomend hiking on these trails. The trails that do not run beside the river will be in much better condition. Please be careful while in the park!

 Posted on: Tuesday, September 18, 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.

 

Laurel Bluffs Trail
Location:
Description:

The Laurel Bluffs Trail has three distinct parts, all of which are part of the Mountains-to-Sea State Trail. The eastern portion of the trail is a 2.2-mile long trail that links Pump Station Trail to the easternmost boundary of the park at Guess Road. The middle section is a 2.5-mile long trail that links Cabelands Trail to Pump Station Trail. The western part of the trail is a 1.4-mile long trail that links Eno Quarry Trail to the Pleasant Green Access.

Point of Interest:
Length:
6.10 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Blaze:
yellow circle
Surface:
Pea Creek Trail
Location: Pea Creek Trail starts at the south end of the Cole Mill parking lot.
Description:

The trail follows the river under the Cole Mill Road bridge, eventually intersecting with a short loop that follows the river and Pea Creek, and returns through the upland forest.

Point of Interest:
Length:
1.30 miles
Round Trip
Difficulty:
Blaze:
blue circle
Surface:
Pump Station Trail
Location: Begins at the Nancy Rhodes Creek bridge on Rivermont Road
Description:

The Pump Station Trail is known as the best spring wildflower trail in the park. It’s an easy loop hike with a few gentle hills.

Point of Interest: The foundations of Durham’s first water pumping station are at the northeast section of the loop near the river.
Length:
1.50 miles
Round Trip
Difficulty:
Blaze:
red circle
Surface:
Quarry Trail
Location:
Description:

This trail starts from the Cabe Lands Trail and descends a gentle ridge 0.38 mile crossing Rhodes Creek at the base of the Eno Quarry. The trail continues with a 0.42-mile loop around the quarry rim. Caution should be taken around the quarry. It is dangerous with steep drop offs, no shallow areas, depths at the banks generally exceeding 25 feet and maximum depths of 60 feet. There are hidden hazards below the surface near the banks. Banks are difficult to climb. For safety, stay on the marked trail.

Point of Interest: There are openings on the bank suitable for fishing.
Length:
0.80 miles
Round Trip
Difficulty:
Blaze:
blue circle
Surface:
Ridge Trail
Location: It starts at an intersection with the Buckquarter Creek Trail and provides access to the Shakori and Knight trails.
Description:

The Ridge Trail is part of the old Ridge Road to Roxboro. Hikers may see what remains of three 19th century homes along this route. This trail exits the park. Enter private property with permission only.

Point of Interest:
Length:
1.27 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Blaze:
blue 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