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great for hiking

The stroll here is really nice and not very challenging. The hills are not that steep and perfect... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2018
Yuanxi Z
Be careful of the tree roots!

Great park area for walking/hiking as long as you are careful of the tree roots along the river... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2018
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6101 Cole Mill Rd, North Metro, Durham, NC 27705-9275
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All reviews suspension bridge mountain trail nice hike great place to hike short hike maintained trails access points old mill rock quarry picnic area durham area hiking cole cox woods ford nature
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a particularly well-kept park, but it offers a place for a picnic and maybe some wade fishing. Lock your car doors, as there is no security available.

Thank Jon H. A
Reviewed September 13, 2018

The stroll here is really nice and not very challenging. The hills are not that steep and perfect for a walk

Thank Yuanxi Z
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Great park area for walking/hiking as long as you are careful of the tree roots along the river. Not much wildlife the morning we went but nevertheless, enjoyable. Pit toilets only in the area we parked.

Thank 61tmd
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We love wandering the trails of the Eno River. You can walk for hours or just take a leisurely stroll. It's also a great place to play in the water, fish, and animal watch. There are lots of entrances, each with their own unique qualities....More

Thank Jen C
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

We walked the trail which was average before heading off to the quarry for a swim with our dog. We chose the quarry as we like to swim with him and other state parks do not allow it. The quarry was pretty packed with people...More

1  Thank 0TBC
Reviewed August 8, 2018

This was the best festival I have ever been to in terms of the art and the music and the food and the location!

Thank Jesse M
Reviewed August 7, 2018

This park has detailed maps of the trails, including distances, which allow you to take hikes of different lengths by linking trails together. There are several access points with proper parking. The scenery is very nice along the river. It's an easy get-away from the...More

1  Thank David J
Reviewed July 14, 2018

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

Thank Phillip W
Reviewed July 8, 2018 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

Thank TheKirbyz
Reviewed June 24, 2018

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

1  Thank Louise833
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Mike D
July 15, 2018|
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Response from Phillip W | Reviewed this property |
No pool, but in the summer, you’ll find people playing in the river in the shallow ford areas.
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.
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