We went after 6, and there were a TON of lightning bugs along the trail!! We took the puppy and he loved it too, except the suspension bridge! Wear good shoes - lots of rocks and roots that can easily trip you up. Great scenery, but definitely a "moderate" trail!
Nov 11, 2019
All of the parks along the Eno River are the kind of public spaces that every city wishes they had. The land and the river are incredibly beautiful, all year long. Parking is ample and free. The Eno parks are as safe as anything outdoors can be. Truly, one of Durham's greatest treasures.
Jun 9, 2019
Rock Quarry is very cool place to cool off during summer months. You need to hike about .8 or 1.5 miles depending on which parking/access point you use. Be sure to bring floating devices with you since the lake is 70 foot deep and hardly any place to stand up in water.
May 19, 2019
What an amazing State Park! 1st state park we've visited in NC since our big move from Maine. Soo many well blazed trails to access and the website has such easy directions for camping, parking, trails and etc. PERFECT spot for your dog to swim, we even went on a Saturday at 1pm and it wasn't crowded! It was so beautiful!Can't wait to come back and try all of the trails!! Also we saw a rat snake...so best day ever
Apr 27, 2019
The river was outstanding! Very swift moving and noisy, my family loved the sound of the rushing water in places.
The suspension bridge was equally awesome. It was a lot bigger than I thought and worth the trip!
Trails along river are very well marked and cleared. We did see a couple of water snakes but this time of year that is to be expected.
We did wade out into river and the current is very swift. My eldest daughter and I got across with our shorts getting a little wet. Wouldn't recommend this if you aren't sure footed. Ricks on river bed are slippery and covered with moss. One wrong step can have dangerous outcome.
We will definitely return to check out other trails
Jul 12, 2019
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.
Jul 21, 2019
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.
Aug 25, 2019
Riverside trails are great. Listen to water sound and enjoy walk. There is hanging bridge at left side of river. Trails are both side of river and you can actually cross the river over the water. Kids can play in water bit may need some water shoes. You won't disappoint trails here.
Sep 1, 2019
Really good place to spend few hrs. I am trying to get my son into hiking and this is a great place to start. It has multiple loops most of them are easy on legs. Park was busy when we visited. Parking was almost full. Water in the river was clean. Don’t forget to bring water shoes so you can walk in the water. We saw lot of small creatures like snakes, turtles, fishes etc. There are couple of places where you can swim or just sit on the rocks. We saw couple of baby snakes in water which was awesome. Kids friendly place for sure. There are restrooms near parking lot.
Sep 9, 2019
One of my favorite spots in the Triangle. No traffic sounds, running water, lots of places to get wet along the trail. A few trails go along the river for the majority of time, also plenty of opportunity to get into the woods as well. Not a far drive to get there and never crowded.
Nov 3, 2019
A very convenient and nice place for a walk or short hike in Durham Chapel Hill area. The trail is very easy so good for walking with family of any age. Around the lake can be a little noisy during the weekends in the summer, but if it's a colder season, you're going to enjoy the nature by yourself. Don't forget tick and mosquito repellent if you're walking in the summer. Some parts of the trail passes close to Eno River, which can be really infested by mosquito in the morning or evening during the summer.
Nov 11, 2019
Easy to moderate hiking, short drive from the Triangle. Favorite is Cox Mountain loop + Fanny's Ford trail ... at the split, go straight instead of right to do the big hill first and separate from the crowds on busy days. Good rock hopping opportunities near the trail using the Fanny's Ford trail. Restrooms at the Park office and the Cox Mountain trailhead parking.
Nov 29, 2019
Excellent park, well maintained, offering a great variety of terrains. Whether you want to walk by the river, get lost in the woods, climb steep hills or just sit by a cabin, you'll find something. Parking is crowded during peak hours. Check their website for the schedule, they often have all kinds of events in there.
Dec 25, 2019
Great trail. But watch your footing when covered with leaves. The plant life and terrain are varied and very interesting. And of course the remains of the old water plant are fascinating. Highly recommended.
Jan 10, 2020
Always love the Eno! Great place to hike with kids and young families. So many different options for short or long hikes. I also occasionally will head out there with my fly rod to chase some of the wariest bass that I have ever seen. They are picky eaters, but a lot of fun.
Can't go wrong with this Durham gem!
Feb 24, 2020
Beautiful park with easy to follow trails that don't overdo the signage (which can distract from the natural beauty in my opinion). The creeks and rivers and ponds / small lakes look clean and naturally beautiful. I love taking photos of the small microcosmic things like algae and lichen etc., will attach a couple of those photos :)
Feb 16, 2020
The GPS may indicate 3 or 4 different entrances. We chose to park at the building/restroom area. Park it's limited.
Preferably you must wear hiking boots/shoes. Trail it's not nice. Lots of roots underneath & muddy areas.
It's fun for an adventurous walk. Take note there aren't trashcans, picnic tables, restrooms available beyond the main office. We also drove to other entrance close to trailer houses. The many warning signs about cars break in made it so uninvited that we quickly walked back to the car. This interesting nature park made my pooch roar.