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Eno River State Park

6101 Cole Mill Rd., North Metro, Durham, NC
919/383-1686
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Ranked #10 of 36 attractions in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Traveler Description: The Eno River State Park is a beautiful treasure for Durham and the State of North Carolina.  With a variety of hikes and trails to select from and a... more »
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
58 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I spent a few hours hiking in the park with my young son and we had a lot of fun. To help keep my son engaged and entertained during our hike, I found an interesting iPhone app called "Git Your Goat." It lets you create a lot of goats along the trail and when you reach the spot with a... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Eno River has many hiking trails, some more challenging than others but all of them are beautiful and enjoyable. For a casual walk or a brisk hike I recommend it is worth your time.

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Danville
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10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Several easy trails along the river, well maintained with a map at each trailhead. I have been here several times and walked most of the trails, the Mountain to the Sea trail in NC goes through this state park. The last time I brought my 2 young grandsons and they had a ball playing in the water which I understand... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

So close to downtown, a lovely place to enjoy nature without a drive to the NC mountains. Go, you will be glad you did! Your soul needs this place:)

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Durham, North Carolina
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211 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

As long as we have lived here we had never gone to the Eno River State Park. We always go to the West Point on the Eno. We were driving around and saw a sign for the park entrance and decided to check it out. We started out following the blue trail (not much to see) and then changed to... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Lots of walking paths with interesting audio guided tours you can call on your cell phone. The river/stream itself is beautifully clear and a rocky bottom, which is unusual for this part of North Carolina. There's a great suspension bridge that's fun to walk across and sway your way above the water. Overall, great place to take a picnic and... More

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Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

Our family loves hiking at the Eno River parks. We have two black labs that swim in the river. It's the best place to cool off in the summer as most trails are shaded. In the Spring we love watching the big spotted turtles.

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Oneida, NY
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We went for a hike that we thought was only a mile or so. Resulted in a three mile loop, because we didn't take a map. The trails were well maintained and easy to walk. The forest was open with little undergrowth, but there wasn't a lot of birds or other wildlife. Probably because my wife and daughter were busy... More

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King, NC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This is a lovely state park with good trails along a stream. It's not breaktaking, but it's a nice retreat from the surrounding hub-bub of Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill. I was surprised to find such a nice area for hiking & picnicking so close to the city.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We are extremely fortunate to have so much protected green space just 10 minutes out of downtown. We love all Eno Park entrances. The West Point on the Eno is easy access to the river. We also really enjoy going to the Few's Ford and Cole Mill entrances. The river is always changing as is the forest so you can... More

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