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Eno River State Park


6101 Cole Mill Rd
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 383-1686
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Photo of Tracey DeShazo Tracey DeShazo
Mar 22, 2022 5

There's parking on this side of the trail. Great trail for beginners as it's easy to moderate to navigate. I do suggest using a hiking stick. The scenery is beautiful, and there's a suspended swinging bridge to cross the river. I recommend giving this trail a try.

Photo of David Roberts David Roberts
Jun 1, 2022 4

It's quite the drive from Wilson; but, none the less, the few times we have been there, each trip was tranquil/relaxing. I find the best part of the hike is being down by the river, sitting on a fallen tree or boulder. Benches are placed along the trail, just stop have a seat and take in the serenity of it all.

Photo of Ankita Kapadia Ankita Kapadia
Mar 27, 2022 4

While it’s not the most awe inspiring park around, Eno River is nice. There’s plenty of parking and a spacious picnic area. The paths in the picnic area are paved which can help if a picnic is the only thing you’re here for. On the park itself, in the right light and weather, the river is beautiful. The sound of running water is rather calming. The hikes are easy to moderate and on the shorter side. The highlight for me was the suspension foot bridge. It’s not something found on a lot of hikes and it’s a unique experience.

Photo of Fenite Fenite
Mar 17, 2022 5

Tons of rocks everywhere tons of them to climb over. Along with the suspension bridge it is tons of fun to walk over. And it is one of the best hiking spots in the triangle with tons of little streams that flow into the river with tons of those cute footbridges to cross over the streams. There are even a few swimming holes. It is a great spot to exercise any puppy.

Photo of Jonah Bishop Jonah Bishop
Jan 23, 2022 5

Eno River state park is one of North Carolina's best state parks, and is a terrific place for all Triangle residents. It's amazing that such a seemingly isolated park is so close to Raleigh-Durham. Our family loves hiking here; you'll see new things every time you visit. It's also worth visiting during every season: there's something enjoyable to see at every point in the year. Wildlife thrives here!

Photo of Hannah Ringler Hannah Ringler
Dec 18, 2021 5

Gorgeous! I haven't been to the Bobbits Hole access before and it is amazing! Just look at this beautiful tree! I came with the Raleigh Durham Free Forest School, which is awesome, and am looking forward to returning regularly. The hike is overall very easy and not very long, so folks with lower mobility should be able to manage it. I wasn't worried carrying my son in a backpack carrier, even in the dusk.

Photo of Bipin Nair Bipin Nair
Sep 23, 2021 5

Awesome place for hiking & spending time by the river. We are yet to cover most of the trails, but one by the Park office was great. Our doggie loved it too. Well worth the drive.

Photo of Darcy Holder Darcy Holder
Aug 7, 2021 5

We have been here 3 times already and we only moved to Raleigh about 2 months ago. We love it! Even when it's busy there is plenty of space on the river. Not to crowded :)

Photo of Jennifer Braxton Jennifer Braxton
Nov 13, 2021 5

Beautiful location with lots of well maintained hiking trails. People walking by can be pretty "snooty" especially if you have a small child / toddler walking with you. I used to walk these trails almost weekly before moving to CA 5 years ago with my dog and people were much more friendly and it was much less crowded. Still a very nice place for a hike.

Photo of C Bilyeu C Bilyeu
Sep 16, 2021 4

This park is presently getting a facelift and has a lot of construction going on but don't let that deter you from going. Plenty of parking, trashcans, and restrooms available. Many different trail options. Take a stroll down to the suspension bridge and go check out the wilderness cabin. Saw some fish and snakes at the river and lots of birds. Great picnic shelter and a nature trail.

Photo of Anika Fella Anika Fella
Sep 5, 2021 4

Took the kids to Eno for the first time yesterday. Extremely easy to access the park off the highway. The parking, trail access and picnic areas were really nice and large. The kids had a blast playing in the river, enjoying natural currents and jumping off some logs in the water. The only negative I found was there's really nowhere to put your bags or water bottles close the the water. We put our things on dirt and had a lot to clean up when we left.

Photo of Shelby Roberts Shelby Roberts
Jul 27, 2021 5

This state park is awesome! The river is calm and shallow enough to walk through in certain areas and deep enough for an adult not to touch in a few areas as well. Our kids climb on the rocks and swim in the waterfalls and have a blast. It’s dog friendly. There’s a good bit of elevation to get down to the river in parts so it isnt really accessible for those with mobility challenges. There are restrooms, and parking is a bit limited on busy days.

Photo of Trevor Welch Trevor Welch
Aug 12, 2021 5

Time after time I return to hike the trails here. There are so many different paths to take and so many miles to walk depending on how intense of a hike you desire. Take a look at the map, plan a trip, and enjoy some time with a friend or family. Cox Mountain Trail is one of my favorite trails, a little more than an hour to walk, and isn't too strenuous.

Photo of Cameron Crawford Cameron Crawford
Jul 24, 2021 5

Amazing park with a huge network of trails around the river. Playing and swimming in the shallow river is allowed and fun. Bridges or hopping rocks can get you from one side to another. Don't get discouraged if the parking lots look full and you have to park a little farther up the hill. Once on the trails, and especially once over the river, you'll encounter fewer and fewer people. I'm genuinely happy to know that my tax dollars helped create this wonderful park just outside the city

Photo of S T S T
Jul 12, 2021 5

I loved it here! A real great place to bring it the family to. You can find a spot to set your things do for a picnic while kids play in the water or just walk the trails. There's enough of room to find your own little shaded spot or be amongst the crowd. The only negative that I can see would be the parking area which wasn't very big in the area I was in. I've been there a few times and was lucky both times to get the last parking spot.

Photo of Leann Harms Leann Harms
Jul 12, 2021 5

Visiting family in the area and we decided to go for a hike here. It was a great workout but also manageable for my 5 and 9 year old. They took a dip in the water to cool off at some point too. Very scenic and some steep inclines if your knees are up for it lol! The park is beautiful and seems like a great spot to spend an afternoon. Definitely bring water and bug spray!

Photo of Jennifer Griffith Jennifer Griffith
Jun 20, 2021 5

This was my first time at the Eno River State Park. A rather warm day today, and the trail (almost 3 miles) was a little more rigorous than I realized; shortly after I got home I had to take a nap! But it was a very nice morning, beautiful scenery and some interesting history connected to the land there. I hope to come back here soon, and maybe make regular visits - and I'll bring the dog if I'm not doing the hanging bridge trail.

Photo of Lizzie McCrory Lizzie McCrory
Jun 16, 2021 4

Stayed at Franny's Ford campground, 2. Primitive camping with a fire pit, bench and 15x15 tent pad. Short walk to the water. I suggest parking in the 1st parking lot after the ranger station and taking the trail that goes straight down to the river. Cross the river and head to the right. Campground will be up a hill on the left. That's the shortest way I could find.

Photo of John & Jessica Dodson John & Jessica Dodson
Apr 7, 2021 4

Clean trails, and easy parking make this a great visit in the middle of the week. Not sure how busy it gets on the weekends. Trails are easy enough for kids, dogs are allowed as long as they remain unleash, and a good number of the trails follow along the riverside which adds for some nice ambient noise as you like. Some trail splits are not clearly marked, so make sure you've got a map or all trails loaded on your phone to make sure you're staying on the right trail, or your hike could be a lot longer than your anticipating it being.

Photo of Michael Warstler Michael Warstler
Jun 1, 2021 5

Easily my favorite park in the area so far. All of the different access points offer something. The trails actually get you away from crowds and roads for once. The river itself is gorgeous and the trails are well marked and maintained. Parking is also good. There's plenty of camping and picnic spots if you're interested. My only hope is that they eventually build a few more suspension bridges or something like other trails to connect to the other access points.

Photo of Tommy B Tommy B
May 17, 2021 5

What a beautiful place. Trail is nicely done going parallel with the river. Tons of places for photo ops. Even though I lost my car keys I have nothing bad to say about this place. Worth a visit!

Photo of Trey Thompson Trey Thompson
Apr 21, 2021 4

I haven't been to the Eno despite nearly a decade in Durham and it's a shame! This is a great park tucked in at the North West corner of Durham. The trails are fairly well maintained. There is access to ample parking. Leashed dogs are permitted, but you might run into a couple off leash. Pretty decent birding, on the day I went the ground bees were out doing their business which was great to watch. Overall pretty solid park!

Photo of Mojtaba Zarei Mojtaba Zarei
Mar 27, 2021 4

I like this trail, but I could not give it five star, especially when there are many other beautiful trails around. It has pretty good access for Durham and chapel hill residence, but the trails are so small. However, the main trail goes alongside the river, and it is mainly a shaded trail. You will cross a suspending bridge, which is nice and cool. The trail is well maintained, and you will see lots of different creatures like deer, snakes and rabbits!

Photo of Denise Hayes Denise Hayes
Mar 10, 2021 5

Beautiful river with nice trails though heavily visited. Exposed roots on trails so I'm rating as medium difficulty. Very scenic and peaceful. Has a nice museum, on-site ranger and very clean restrooms. Highly recommend.

Photo of paul duncan paul duncan
Mar 18, 2021 5

great place for a picnic which is exactly what we did. The suspended bridge is fun and the rocks are a great place to kick back. Dogs are welcome (on leash, of course). The picnic table at the old cabin is a nice touch. The area is very popular on weekends so if you are looking for a quiet place to hike, this may not be your cup of tea. The area over by the old pump house would be a better bet for getting away...

Photo of Becci S Becci S
Feb 2, 2021 4

The descriptions of trails could be a bit more clear and updated. There were large piles of debris on the path, which made it difficult for me to hike since I have some chronic injuries, and thought I was on an easy path but instead ended up in and area with steep inclines. I still loved it; this is the first time I've been hiking since I started physical therapy a few years ago. We saw a decomposed dear and a bunch of beautiful trees. It just would be nice to have a heads up on trail conditions to plan better.

Photo of Mojtaba Zarei Mojtaba Zarei
Jan 27, 2021 4

I like this trail, but I could not give it five star, especially when there are many other beautiful trails around. It has pretty good access for Durham and chapel hill residence, but the trails are so small. However, the main trail goes alongside the river, and it is mainly a shaded trail. You will cross a suspending bridge, which is nice and cool. The trail is well maintained, and you will see lots of different creatures like dear, snakes and rabbits!

Photo of Robert Andrews Robert Andrews
Jan 11, 2021 5

Well-maintained hiking trails along with a beautiful small river makes this a great place for a relaxing hike. Many of the trails are not very long so you have time to explore a lot of the park. Would recommend

Photo of Devilgorgor.com魔鬼哥哥 Devilgorgor.com魔鬼哥哥
Jan 14, 2021 5

The park is so big that you can't finish it in a day unless you spend your spare time camping and then hiking, so you have plenty of time to explore unknown places. The stone path by the lake is not so bumpy and sometimes requires a little skill. When you are familiar with the layout of the entire park, you will design your daily route so that you can rush home as soon as possible before dinner.

Photo of Christine Livingston Christine Livingston
Dec 7, 2020 5

First time here. Suggest to get here when they open so you have good amount of time with not so many people. Absolutely beautiful. My German Shepherd loved the trails also. Can't wait to go back. Read up on the history as well before you go. Pretty cool stuff.

Photo of Michelle Paulus Michelle Paulus
Nov 25, 2020 5

Trails were well maintained and well marked. Easy hike on Cox Mountain Trail. Great place for dogs (on-leash). I finished my hike at 10:45 am on a Sunday and the parking lots were essentially full, go early on weekends to avoid crowds.

Photo of Sky Thai Sky Thai
Dec 3, 2020 4

Eno River is a great place for trail running that goes along the river that has nice variety of woodland plants and animals. I was able to get some pretty good nature shots from my time here. The Cox Mountain Trail is about 4 miles round trip and is perfect for a workout. It's usually not too crowded compared to some of the other parks so parking isn't a hassle. Overall, a nice park worth visiting at least once.

Photo of Sean Gay Sean Gay
Sep 1, 2020 5

Plenty of trails to walk down and through. Wish the river looked nicer this time of year....dang pollen. Edit: Have been several times now and there are so many nice trails go walk on and a swimming hole!

Photo of Michelle Paulus Michelle Paulus
Oct 18, 2020 5

Trails were well maintained and we'll marked. Easy hike on Cox Mountain Trail. Great place for dogs (on-leash). I finished my hike at 10:45 am on a Sunday and the parking lots were essentially full, go early on weekends to avoid crowds.

Photo of Alec Boykin Alec Boykin
Oct 20, 2020 5

Beautiful river park with trails that follow along the river. There are plenty of good spots to stop and look out on the river, and some campgrounds that are easy to hike to. This is a fairly popular park and fills up fast, so arrive early to get a good parking spot. Trails are very well marked and traveled, so finding where you want to go is no problem.

Photo of Rebecca Meyer Rebecca Meyer
Oct 6, 2020 5

We will definitely be back to hike more of Eno River State Park. We started behind the visitor center headed up to the little rapids then along the river down to the bridge. Not an official park trail but it it has been a frequently traveled path for some time. Very beautiful and peaceful. There is even a (where I assume park staff drive through if needed) shallow enough that you can walk to the other side of the river. My husband and our 4 yo walked across and the water was low enough that their clothes stayed dry. Pack a lunch and be prepared to spend the day. Get there early because parking spots go quickly. If you have a Park Passport remember that Eno River visitor center has the stamps for Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area as well so if you have gone there or are planning to go let the staff at the visitor center know you need a stamp or sticker for there as well.

Photo of Jill Flanagan Jill Flanagan
Sep 2, 2020 5

Fabulous hiking trails and gorgeous scenery! The river was very crowded with people enjoying the summer afternoon but the trails were much less populated. We enjoyed a challenging 7 1/4 mile hike! It was a great escape into nature and solitude! We also enjoyed looking at the remains of an old home and of the mill. We can't wait to go back!

Photo of claudia aleman claudia aleman
Sep 13, 2020 5

Great place for a family hike. If you plan on going I highly recommend early, the park tends to get busier on the weekends and during Holidays.

Photo of Glenn Fleming Glenn Fleming
Sep 11, 2020 4

It really needs some signage.

Photo of Jordan Kohman Jordan Kohman
Aug 30, 2020 5

Simple hike to the hanging bridge. Great place to hike lots of trails or sit by the river and let the kids swim around.

Photo of Harry Noriega Harry Noriega
Aug 15, 2020 5

Eno River State Park is very scenic. It has streams which where clean and shallow, making it easy to cross over. There are several different hiking trails that can be explored. Can't wait to make another trip to out there soon!

Photo of Alexandra Rice Alexandra Rice
Aug 17, 2020 5

Great park! Some of the trails were closed today but there was still plenty to see. We visited most of the trails and I think the Cole Mill entrance is the best. You can reach the river quickly and safely at this point. There are even stairs and rails to assist you. I did not see either upon arriving at the Pump Station access. The only restrooms are at the park office!

Photo of Luigi M Luigi M
Aug 12, 2020 5

One of our favorite parks in the state, and certainly as good as it gets for the Chapel Hill/Durham/Raleigh area. Great for hiking or just chilling outdoors

Photo of Shelby Roberts Shelby Roberts
Aug 10, 2020 5

We had an absolutely blast hiking and wading in the river. Even during the summer there was plenty of parking in the lots and on the road. The kids (toddlers and elementary) loved exploring and finding critters. The small waterfalls were great for the kids to play in.

Photo of Felicia Perry Felicia Perry
Aug 11, 2020 5

This is my favorite place to go for hiking. Even though it's on the edge of city limits, it's a delightful area of woods and streams. The multiple trails offer a variety of relatively flat streamside walking and rolling upland hiking - something for everyone. I enjoyed thoroughly enjoyed my time with my family. Kids really enjoyed swimming in the fresh river.

Photo of Brittanie Hendrick Brittanie Hendrick
Jul 29, 2020 5

We had an awesome time on this trail today. Everyone was keeping their distance and enjoying the out doors. It didn’t seem like the river was closed because there were tons of people in it. We just hiked with our two year old ! The terrain was a bit tumultuous for a 2 year old but we still enjoyed ourselves and Were able to stick our feet in the water. It was a wonderful time and we will definitely be back very soon! I would highly recommend!

Photo of Sharon Austin Sharon Austin
Jul 25, 2020 3

It was okay. Needed more benches on trails for rest stops and better maps for trails. Very crowded and larger parking areas.

Photo of Autumn Sprance Autumn Sprance
Jul 21, 2020 5

Great place to cool off with the kids. Shallow area, deeper area, small rope swing & rapids. My boys loved it!

Photo of Stephen Gwynne Stephen Gwynne
Jul 25, 2020 5

Went and walked around with the wife today. Was nicer than I'd expected honestly. Swinging bridge was cool. Will be returning for sure for a longer hike- we were a little unprepared lol

Photo of Jo Lule Jo Lule
Jul 27, 2020 5

Very beautiful and comfortable place to be. The trees provide great shade during very hot days. Nice trails, not too difficult, but definitely no cake walk either. The river is nice and cool. It's great especially after all that walking. Will absolutely go back to this place. I like going in the mid afternoon. Most people are gone by then and there is enough parking. Caution, signs are posted warning people about car thieves. Apparently you don't have to worry about dangerous animals, except some dishonest humans. Just don't leave any valuables behind or cover them up. Better yet, don't bring any. I've seen a lot of tanners around, so that's always nice to see. I enjoyed this place.

Photo of Gary Bishop Gary Bishop
Jul 6, 2020 5

A nice walk. Lots of fun for the kids in the water. Busy but not crowded.

Photo of James Junker James Junker
Jul 7, 2020 5

This is my favorite local hiking area. Even though it's on the edge of city limits, it's a delightful area of woods and streams. The multiple trails offer a variety of relatively flat streamside walking and rolling upland hiking - something for everyone.

Photo of Ashley Odvody Ashley Odvody
Jun 21, 2020 5

Love the River and the walking trails. Bring your bathing suit for swimming. There are long trails and shorter trails depending on your exercise level.

Photo of Katelyn Sjoquist Katelyn Sjoquist
Jun 23, 2020 5

BEST OF THE BEST! Good trails, beautiful scenery, clean swimming water, and plenty of space to socially distance (LOL).

Photo of Megan Gardner Megan Gardner
Jun 27, 2020 5

It's hard to believe this beautiful spot is in our back yards. Did the Cole Mountain Trail today, you enter via the back parking lot at Few's Ford. Nice loop with some river views and access. Started and ended back up at a spot where lots of people put their feet in the river and hang out!

Photo of Vincent Perez-Huet Vincent Perez-Huet
Jun 23, 2020 5

Eno River Park offers a variety of trails, both short and medium, that all offer an amazing walk accompanied by the river. On a sunny day the river offers a refreshing spot to cool down and swim! A lot of different wildlife to see as well. On our walk we saw multiple turtles, a newt, two deer, and many squirrels! Definitely check this park out

Photo of Mariah Smith Mariah Smith
Jun 14, 2020 5

Great trails! Fun place to take our dogs and get some good exercise with the family.

Photo of Katie Logan Katie Logan
Jun 14, 2020 5

Beautiful covered/shaded walking paths. Able to stay socially distant on trails. Parking is limited so we go early in the day on the weekend.

Photo of Marky Mark Marky Mark
May 24, 2020 5

Great hiking experience. Lots of trails with several inclines and declines. Beautiful scenery, especially the river. All of this makes for a wonderful hike.

Photo of Allan Voichuk Allan Voichuk
Mar 15, 2020 5

Great place for hiking, camping and jogging. I've never seen it too crowded. It's one of my favorite places to go in the Raleigh/Durham areas.

Photo of anje smith anje smith
Feb 29, 2020 5

Love the outdoor and walks.. Definitely a great place to go... The bridge remained me of a park back home.. So home away from home... If you love nature definitely a place to go...

Photo of Lorena Gaertner Lorena Gaertner
Feb 16, 2020 4

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.

Photo of John Fortini John Fortini
Feb 24, 2020 5

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 :)

Photo of Brett Fox Brett Fox
Jan 10, 2020 5

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!

Photo of Steve Hinkle Steve Hinkle
Dec 25, 2019 5

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.

Photo of Shahab Siahpoosh Shahab Siahpoosh
Nov 3, 2019 5

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.

Photo of Dee Patil Dee Patil
Sep 1, 2019 4

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.

Photo of Imre Pólik Imre Pólik
Nov 29, 2019 5

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.

Photo of Todd Beaufort Todd Beaufort
Nov 11, 2019 5

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.

Photo of Aliya Gard Aliya Gard
Sep 9, 2019 5

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.

Photo of Rajanikanth T Rajanikanth T
Aug 25, 2019 5

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.

Photo of Kelly Bakhos Kelly Bakhos
Jul 21, 2019 5

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.

Photo of Christina Scales Christina Scales
Jul 12, 2019 5

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.

Photo of brian bernhardt brian bernhardt
Apr 27, 2019 5

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

Photo of Mikayla Myers Mikayla Myers
May 19, 2019 5

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

Photo of He Wang He Wang
Jun 9, 2019 5

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.

Photo of Casey Sanchez Casey Sanchez
Nov 11, 2019 4

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.

Photo of Katie Alley Katie Alley
Jun 4, 2019 5

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!

Photo of 현서의 미국탐험 현서의 미국탐험
May 7, 2022 5

It was so beautiful and wonderful park. Most of all, I really loved the birding bingo program at the park. Ashely showed us the hidden world below and above the park! We can find so many wonderful creature under her guide! It was unforgettable moment!! She was also a great model to show how to preserve and love the nature!!!

Photo of Taryn H Taryn H
May 29, 2022 5

We love the Eno and so did my pup Autumn. We like to go at odd times when there’s no one really there. Don’t worry my bf was the the bottom of the stairs and I was at the top. You do have to keep pups on a leash but there’s plenty of room for fun.

Photo of Gregg Gusta Gregg Gusta
Jul 1, 2022 3

A little too crowded compared to other places that I have hiked lately. It's probably a lot quieter outside of summer. I would rate it as easy. There are maps available at the parking area. Picture of an interesting 🎄.

Photo of Jits08 Jits08
Jun 19, 2022 5

What an awesome spot! This was our first time coming to this park. It's about an hour drive for us, but it was worth it! The park itself is easy enough to get to. As for parking, there are very limited spots- especially on the weekends when we went. If you're going, make sure to plan ahead, get there early to get a parking spot, and to avoid the crowds. There are many trails located here. We decided on the Cox Mountain Trail. It has a decent length of about 4 miles round trip, views of the river, a suspension bridge, as well as an old cabin! The trail was easy to follow. There are plenty of signs pointing the way for you to go, as well as marks on the trees. Super easy going and you never have to wonder if you went the right way. The route was easy enough, as trails go. We stopped a few times so the kids could play in the water and search for Crayfish. We're definitely coming back here to check out the other trails. I hear the Quarry is cool!