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.)
FANNY'S FORD 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

Fanny's Ford trail is a very small loop trail accessed off the eastern corner of the Cox Mountain Trail - follow those directions to get here.

For such a short trail, it CAN be confusing, but as long as you realize there is a mid-trail bisecting it to access the Campsites 1 though 5, you should find it all right. It can also be accessed by parking at the middle parking area between the rnger station and the end of the loop parking lot off Cole Mill Road.

Fording the Eno River at Fews Ford is seldom an issue, even at high water. This used to be a major ford point in the historic road systems of Durham.

You may also access it by fording the river at Fanny's Ford, but it is harder to find, and is usually deeper there. Stick to Fews Ford. If you are camping - I like site #5, closer to the river, and closer to the outhouse... which may not be a plus if things are busy.



Map of this Eno River Trail

ver. 3.1 ~ 2011-