Local Escape: Bask in the Glory of the Eno
Today, 8:00a - 5:00p
Minutes from Durham and Chapel Hill, the Eno River State Park offers secluded wilderness trails with the serenity and sounds of the river. Take a break from civilization and march into the wild.
With more than 3900 acres of natural resources and five access points (Cabe Lands, Cole Mill, Fews Ford, Pleasant Green, and Pump Station), it’s possible to spend an entire lifetime exploring all the trails, nooks, wildlife and fauna of the Eno River State Park. We suggest checking out two places in particular. If you're looking for a more challenging hike, try the Cox Mountain Trail
. This 3.75 mile trail begins at the Few's Ford picnic area before winding down to the river and across a beautiful suspension bridge. Following signs for Cox Mountain trail, you’ll soon summit the Cox Mountain itself before returning to the suspension bridge and picnic area. If you’re in the mood for a more scenic outing, check out the Bobbitt Hole Trail
, which culminates in the premier swimming hole of the Eno. Access the Bobbitt Hole Trail via the Cole Mill access, located just north of Sparger Road off of Cole Mill Road.
The Eno has plenty of parking and is dog and kid friendly, so take your family, friends, or significant other out for an adventure!
About Eno River State Park:
Stepping onto an Eno River trail is a journey into tranquility. A swift, shallow stream flowing from northwest Orange County into Durham County for 33 miles, the Eno River eventually joins the Flat River to become the Neuse and flows into Falls Lake. Its waters roll through wilderness, passing historic mill sites and bluffs covered with flowering shrubs. Thousands from the Triangle, North Carolina, and the rest of the United States visit each year to unplug from their hectic lives and unwind.
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Eno River State Park
6101 Cole Mill Rd
Durham, NC 27705