Eno River State Park


Hiking, Paddling, Fishing, Picnic

Location/Distance from Elon:

6101 Cole Mill Road

DurhamNC 27705

~45 min

How to get there:


What to Expect:

A wide range of trails are accessible along the length of the river. Seven and a half miles of the Mountain to Sea Trail runs through the park. Notable hikes include the Cox Mountain trail- 3.75 miles round trip with 250 ft elevation gain-, and the Holden Mill Trail- round trip 4.1 miles.

Please note there are multiple entrances to this park. Popular spot for Elon students- Eno Quarry– is accessible from the Howe Street parking area or the Pleasant Green Road access via the Laurel Bluffs Trail

For all trail info click here or check out the eno-river-trails-map.

What Elon students are saying:

Places to visit on the way to/from:

On the way you pass by the towns of Mebane & Hillsborough. About 15 minutes further east is the campus of Duke University and Durham.

More info:


Park Hours:

Few’s Ford Access
May-September: 7am – 10pm
March, April, and October: 7am – 9pm
November: 7am – 8pm
December, January and February: 7am – 7pm

Cole Mill Access
May-September: 7:30am – 9:30pm
March, April, and October: 7:30am – 8:30pm
November: 7:30am – 7:30pm
December January and February: 7:30am – 6:30pm

Pleasant Green and Cabelands Accesses
May-September: 8:30am – 8:30pm
March, April, and October: 8:30am – 7:30pm
November: 8:30am – 6:30pm
December January and February: 8:30am – 5:30pm

Park Office Hours
Monday – Thursday 8am – 5pm
Friday 8am – 8pm
Saturday 9am- 5:30pm
Sunday 12:30pm- 5:30pm


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