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Eno River State Park

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Address: 6101 Cole Mill Rd, North Metro, Durham, NC 27705-9275
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A peaceful enjoyable hike!

Little did we think that so much greenery exists all around us and we were amazed at the views at the Eno River State Park. We choose the Cox Mountain Trail and it did not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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North Carolina
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56 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Little did we think that so much greenery exists all around us and we were amazed at the views at the Eno River State Park. We choose the Cox Mountain Trail and it did not disappoint us. We went through the woods, the river, the hanging bridges, wooden steps and did a circle loop seeing grasslands and huge trees. There... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to live next to this park and I enjoyed walking in the woods in the spring. We went looking for wildflowers (lots, scattered along the path) and views (none to speak of except for some nice vistas along the river, upstream and down). There are a variety of trails, distances and climbs. It was a nice way to... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Trails range from easy to moderate. We live very nearby so know all the trails by heart. If you're in the area and want to work off some calories from Durham eateries, this is a great pro to do it in!

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Lowell, Arkansas, United States
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

A short drive from Durham, 15-20 minutes depending where in Durham you're coming from. Good for a walk and a picnic. Didn't try out the hiking trails.

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Burlingame, California
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This state park along the river is very well maintained with many miles of hiking trails and lots of parking. Unfortunately, the trail maps are confusing and hard to follow. Better maps and signage would be extremely helpful. Other than that, the park is clean, a nice spot for birders and easily accessible.

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Kershaw, South Carolina
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We had an afternoon to kill so I found this state park . It was easy to find and it was free . There are so many walking trails , you could literally spend the day walking all of them . There are trails by the river . They have a swinging suspension bridge . The trails are clearly marked... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

It doesn't matter what trail you take, they all have their uniqueness about them. Either hiking along the river itself or on the ridges above, you will feel like you are alone with nature. Great flora and sometimes fauna will come your way. Best spot for wildflowers, spring through fall. The one problem you might encounter is the decision of... More 

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Durham
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

No matter the season, there are always places to explore along the Eno--trails, river crossings, bridges, mill ruins, flora and fauna... The rock quarry is a favorite summer swimming hole, and the trails are well-marked and well-maintained. ERSP is truly a gem of the Triangle.

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Blacksburg, VA
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Eno River State Park is a lovely place. Located very conveniently to Durham, Eno River State Parks offers nice un-manicured trails through the woodlands and by the River. These uncrowded trails (at least uncrowded on a Feb weekend with 70F degree weather) were a haven for families of hikers, dog walkers and joggers. We are using it for rehabbing my... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Easy to find from downtown Durham. This Saturday was beautiful, low 60s and sunny, the trails were in great shape and not too difficult. Scenery was beautiful and lots of trail options looping back to the parking area.

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