Trails on the Eno River
Eno River Trail Guides
Contact Information for the Eno River Trails
Area Trails on the Eno River
Map of the Trails on the Eno River
Area Trails on the Eno River
Trails in the COX MOUNTAIN AREA are generally accessed from parking areas at the very end of Cole Mill Road, northwest of the intersection where it crosses Pleasant Green Road. Three separate parking areas exist inside the Eno River State Park on Cole Mill Rd., the Ranger Station, the upper parking area immediately past the Ranger Station, and the loop parking area at the very end. To the left of the Ranger Station is a trail that heads to the Eno River. From there, or the more convenient and preferred upper parking area just to the left (southwest) of that, you'll hit Few's Ford. Buckquarter Creek Trail climbs up the ridge upriver from there, leaves the river and follows an old roadbed to a point where the Ridge Trail splits off to the right. Ridge Trail meets the Knight Trail and Shakori Trail up Buckquarter Creek. At Buckquarter Creek, (also accessed on the return section of the Buckquarter Creek Trail that runs directly along the river) there is a small footbridge to the Holden Mill Trail, and a short extension to the old mill remnants. There is also a self-named and unblazed access to the west end of Holden Mill Trail called Dumont Trail found off Dumont Rd. If you park at the very end of Cole Mill at the loop parking area, you more easily access the short Eno Trace Trail, and the swinging cable bridge to Cox Mountain Trail and Fanny Ford Trail. The 5 backcountry campsites located in this area are on the Fanny Ford Trail. ( * = See Below.)
ENO TRACE TRAIL: NOTE: All trails marked with an asterisk (*) require access to it from another trail. Consult the maps to determine how best to reach this trail, or read the trail description for options and recommended combined trails. Mileages given here ADD to the distance required to access the trail from another.
View from this Eno River Trail

The Eno Trace trail is a very short descriptive trail accessed at the far end of the Cole Mill Road at the loop parking area. Follow the concrete trail near the trailhead to where it turns dirt, and watch for a split to the left. This split will take you on a short interprative trail that loops back on itself to the parking lot again. Many people tke this trail first, and then continue on to the other trails in this area.

At the point where it first hits the Eno river, there is a very short spur trail leading to a memorial bench carved out of a tree trunk - a good place to go very quickly to sit by the river.

There are signs of a Social Trail leading further west and south from the far end of the Eno Trace Trail connecting this trail to Pleasant Green Road. This has been confirmed to take you all the way to Pleasant Green Road, although there are no lasting trails on this route. It is all bushwhack. See the page for COX TO PLEASANT GREEN BUSHWHACK, which is part of my GRAND ENO RIVER BACKPACK TRAIL.


Map of this Eno River Trail
ver. 2.0 ~ 2011-