Trails on the Eno River
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Area Trails on the Eno River
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Area Trails on the Eno River
WEST POINT AREA
Trails in the WEST POINT AREA are mostly accessed from the parking lot of the West Point on the Eno City Park off Roxboro Road. The Buffalo Trail heads off from the far southwest corner of the parking/roadway area of that park and stops at a small creek that may be difficult to cross after a heavy rain. Straight on, past the creek, is the Sennett Hole Trail which ends up at the Eno River at Sennett's Hole. At that same creek, you can turn right (east) and follow the South River Trail back to the old West Point Mill and dam. On the north side of the river, starting at the steel pedestrian bridge near Roxboro Road, is the Eagle Trail which follows the river most of the way to Guess Road, and cuts uphill to the parking lot of the Eno River Association. Unlike these other trails, the Saw Mill Trail is not part of the city park, and is located on the northwest corner of the Eno River and Guess Road, accessed on Stacy Drive at the Red Steel Gate west of Guess Road. See our separate section on how the Mountains-to-Sea/Laurel Ridge Trail traverses this section. ( * = See Below.)

SENNETT HOLE 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

This is a very short extension of the Buffalo Trail, where it intersects with the South River Trail at a small creek. I've seen it flowing hard enough to make you consider turning back, but it is a narrow creek and shallow even at high water. Where it hits the Eno River, you'll find Sennett's Hole, a wide spot in the river full of calm water.

Ponder the legend of Michael Synott, one of the first millers on the Eno in the mid 1700's, who lost his mill to a flood, and whose pot of gold fell into the Hole, never to be found. Subsequent bastardizations of his name ended up with Sennett - hence Sennett's Hole. Local lore says this hole is bottomless and the gold is down there somewhere. ( I personally thing Sennett wanted us to think that, and took it with him after the flood. )

Soon after his demise, two entreprenuers bought the tract just downriver and had the good fortune to also get a major road and bridge built nearby, later named Roxboro Road, and began the successful history of the West Point Mill.

This picture is of Sennett's Hole from the south side of the river at the end of Sennett's Hole Trail. See my TRAIL JOURNAL of a short hike on the Sennett's Hole Trail 12/24/2011.
 

Map of this Eno River Trail
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