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Eno River State Park Durham

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Eno River State Park
6101 Cole Mill Road
Durham
NC
27705
Tel: 919-383-1686

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Minutes from Durham, Hillsborough, and Chapel Hill the Eno River State Park offers secluded wilderness trails with the serenity of a clear river drifting and cascading over a rocky stream bed. The Eno River is a swift, shallow stream flowing from northwest Orange County into Durham County for 33 miles where it joins the Flat River to become the Neuse and flows into Falls Lake. Its waters roll through wilderness, passing historic mill sites, river bluffs covered with flowering shrubs, and fords used by early settlers. Rains can turn the river into a raging torrent, yet it quickly settles into a gentle current. It is a chain of rapids, pools, and riffles meandering through forest on a bed of rock. The valley of the river is narrow and steep walled. The rugged landscape is carved and sculpted by swift flowing water. Eno River State Park lies here, in the beauty of more than 3900 acres of natural resources. Five accesses – Cabe Lands, Cole Mill, Few’s Ford, Pleasant Green, and Pump Station – offer entry into this largely unspoiled river environment.
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    Great hiking area! I'll have to post a more thorough review upon my next visit, butthe last time I was here I had a blast. Some of the highest points in the area are available at this park. The trails are easy to hike and there are many small trails, so if you have young kids, they should be able to push through it. The last time I went I saw all kind of neat flowers, butterflies, a turtle, and other misc wildlife. If you live in the area and have not been, go now.

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    Company picnic/cookout went well. Hiked some of the trails, saw the river, and even got in a game of kickball. Would've liked to get to see more, but didn't have time. Will eventually bring the kids here for a hike I would think though.

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    Great short hikes with some of the best elevation changes in the Triangle. Don't miss the Eno River side of the mountain covered in Mountain Laurel blooms in early June. After your hike you're less than 2 miles from Mystery Brewing Pub House, the local brewery. Other fav watering holes include The Wooden Nickel.

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    I liked the potato salad

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    Nice views and fishing

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