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Eno River State Park

6101 Cole Mill Rd, North Metro, Durham, NC 27705-9275
+1 919-383-1686
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A favorite hiking destination

Tucked in between Hillsborough and Durham, Eno River State Park is a local treasure. Great hiking... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Phil W
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Great Hike!

We’ve lived in the area for years but today was our first trip to Eno River. There are several... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TheKirbyz
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Cary, North Carolina
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6101 Cole Mill Rd, North Metro, Durham, NC 27705-9275
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"suspension bridge"
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"mountain trail"
in 8 reviews
"nice hike"
in 5 reviews
"great place to hike"
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"maintained trails"
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"swimming hole"
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"go fishing"
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"short hike"
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"primitive camping"
in 3 reviews
"great trails"
in 6 reviews
"old mill"
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"rock quarry"
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"picnic area"
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"flora and fauna"
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"enjoy nature"
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"durham area"
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"north carolina"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Tucked in between Hillsborough and Durham, Eno River State Park is a local treasure. Great hiking up into the woods and along the river, including remnants of the old stagecoach road from Richmond, a memorable swinging bridge, home and mill ruins, and a well-preserved old...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve lived in the area for years but today was our first trip to Eno River. There are several walking trails available with varying difficulty. We ended up taking the Holden Mill Trail which had beautiful views right on the river and was quiet and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eno River State Park has several parking area and entrances. Choose your mood and choose your location. There are areas to swim, float, hike, picnic, camp. All within 15 minuets do Downtown Durham. While the entire State Park is popular it does not feel over...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did the Cox Mountain trail which was a little more moderate of a hike. The suspension bridge was fun crossing. When I was by the creek I found several nice skipping rocks and skipped them in the creek.

3  Thank F7339XLstepheng
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Reviewed April 5, 2018

While visiting family in the Durham area we wanted to take a gentle hike so we found Eno River State Park. We found it to be a very quiet area. The hike we took was short but we enjoyed the area very much. Quite a...More

1  Thank Neil B
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

This is a great place to go hiking. The area near the rapids is where most people want to be, but the quarry trail is nice too. The visitor center has restrooms and a limited supply of gifts. It also has a display of animals...More

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Reviewed March 1, 2018

The Eno is well managed with a diverse amount of terrain for such a small park. I really enjoy swimming in the Eno quarry and hiking along the river. Expect to see people when you go as it is so close to Durham.

1  Thank Jedediah S
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Reviewed February 27, 2018

On a warmer-than-usual February day, we decided to day trip over to Eno River State Park. The Cole Mill and Bobbit Hole trails were a perfect jaunt in the woods and along the river with relatively little elevation gain. The Cox Mountain trail was a...More

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Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

I've been to a few different trails recently and I feel like some parts are better than others. Overall, a beautiful, calm place to take in nature.

Thank Tyler S
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Reviewed January 27, 2018

Eno River is a relatively short waterway in central North Carolina, covering a little more than 30 miles as it winds its way southeast through Orange and Durham counties before joining the Neuse. In 1975, a state park was established along the banks of the...More

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Mike D
July 15, 2018|
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Response from F7339XLstepheng | Reviewed this property |
I did not swim but the park has some very nice places by the river where you can sit and relax.
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10traciem
November 17, 2015|
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Response from Jane H | Reviewed this property |
Hi 10traci, There are no hours posted. There are no lights, so I suggest a daytime trip.
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rosivdapirt11
August 15, 2015|
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Response from Derrick D | Reviewed this property |
I started by looking at the state website to see if they had a hike that met my needs. Then I stopped by the ranger station, just inside the entrance the from cole mill road side, and they had a box of maps that is... More
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