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Eno River State Park

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Address: 6101 Cole Mill Rd., North Metro, Durham, NC
Phone Number: +1 919-383-1686
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Great park with a good selection of trails

Lush and inviting state park. Plenty of different trails predominantly easy, walking along the river and through mainly wooded areas. Definitely a popular destination, even with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 1, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Lush and inviting state park. Plenty of different trails predominantly easy, walking along the river and through mainly wooded areas. Definitely a popular destination, even with a surprisingly large number of people on the trails - it was still a calming and relaxing experience. Plenty of benches along the trail to rest and historic areas have self-guided (by phone) tours/information... More 

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Del Rio, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

this was a great place to take grandchildren, or you dog to. they would both love it. it has some great walks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

We take our dog here sometimes for a bit of water-fetch (isn't always leashed for this...shhhhh!) There are some intimate pathways that take you further up the river or you can get on a more maintained trailhead here that, I believe, offers some miles along the river. This is a wonderful spot to have a low-key picnic, read a book... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

There's a 20ft cliff people can dive off of as well as smaller cliffs and you can also walk down to the water. It's a good idea to use the tree logs as floatation devices or bring your own. It's a nice place for people or all ages; we even saw some dogs in the water or on floats. I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

I visit the Eno River Trails about 3 times a week. I run, I walk my dog, we swim in the river, we slide down the slippery falls, we swim at Bobbit's Hole. Its a great park, with trails for any distance. There are plenty of access points, but I'm not going to share my favorite because I enjoy keeping... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We wanted something close by and outdoorsy so we drove over to Eno and hiked down to the river and took a swim. It is not necessarily easy to get into the river, but it is very worth. Would like to go back and spend more time here! Great for couples and families! lots of different trails and places to... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Eno River State Park is a great place for local hiking. Some people come to swim but we come to walk. Our favorite is the Cox Mt Trail which is about a 4.5 mile loop. All season.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Beautiful historic park. You can see what a grist mill is and get a good view of the countryside. Come back for EnoFest!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

We had an amazing time during our short stay at Eno River State Park. The footbridges are very cool and walking along the river was super relaxing. We saw a few snakes, so as always, be aware of your surroundings and where you are stepping. A rainstorm hit before we arrived and some of the trails did hold a bit... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Nice area to hike, go fishing, and boat activities. Well marked and maintained trails. Great place for nature photography. Depending on the season, deer and other small animals are present.

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