Eno River State Park, Durham

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Eno River State Park is a 4200acre North Carolina state park in Durham and Orange Counties, North Carolina. Together with the adjoining West Point on the Eno city park, the two parks preserve over 9 miles (15 km) of the Eno River and surrounding lands.
There are five public access areas with features including twenty-four miles of hiking trails, canoe launches, picnic areas, and historic structures.
Buckquarter CreekBeginning at the parking lot for the Piper-Cox Museum, the Buckquarter Creek Trail goes up the river at Few's Ford. A staircase takes visitors to a view of the Eno River rapids down below. This 1.5mi loop is marked by red blazes. Holden Mill loop and the Ridge Trail branch off from the Buckquarter Creek Trail.
CabelandsThe Cabelands Trail is 1.2mi long and is marked by red blazes. The trail passes through the few remains of the Cabe Mill. The stretch of the river is very rocky and is usually known as Cabe's Gorge.
Cox MountainThe Cox Mountain Trail is marked by blue blazes. The 3.75mi trail passes a picnic area and crosses the suspension foot bridge. The trail goes up 270ft in elevation and at one point follows Hillsborough Coach Road. When getting closer to Cox Mountain, the trail can get fairly steep. The trail connects to Fanny's Ford trail.
Eno QuarryEno Quarry Trail is marked by blue blazes and is a 0.42mi loop. In the 1960s, stone was removed from the Eno Quarry Trail to aid in construction of Interstate 85. The quarry is now the site of a 4acre pond. The trail has several spots that are good for fishing.
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  • It is a great place to take a walk along the river. The wooden rocking bridge standing on the river is quite fun. Every time you step on, it's a good shake. As we entered the park, we met five deer families on the road. It was a very pleasant walk.
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  • Went on a play date with my daughter, her friend, and friend’s mother. It is a beautiful park with plenty of shady places and well maintained trails. Some of the trails went right along the River, wit...  more »
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  • Eno is like my secret garden. Even when every parking space is filled it is still not crowed and is peaceful. I love listening to to river and even if its cold or snowing sitting in my car and being here. Its gorgeous. The wildlife is great too. I enjoy hiking and people watching.
  • Absolutely my favorite place to spend the day. We visit several times a week. Easy to pop by for a hour or stay for the whole day. Everyone cleans up after themselves and is respectful. Really a wonderful, beautiful place. Fantastic for all ages. Be sure to bring some shoes you can wear in the water if you plan to swim.

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