While Eno River State Park and Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area are CLOSED, there are still several options for your essential hiking & biking. These trails and lands have been protected thanks to the work of the Eno River Association and our partners. Learn more about the Association’s role in land protection and stewardship.
In addition to the areas listed below, we will be sharing new Hidden Gems of the Eno weekly. These lesser-known trails are no less spectacular, and worthy of a visit. Check back weekly.
Before you go, please REVIEW OUR GUIDELINES for enjoying the parks safely before you go, and consider making your trip during the less-populated, weekday times to continuing to keep these areas open and accessible for all.
Trail Map. Located 10 minutes from downtown Hillsborough, the Confluence offers several miles of remote trails and open spaces – making it easier for visitors to distance themselves. Open from dawn until dusk, seven days a week. Trash service and restrooms are not available.
Trail map. A Durham-Orange County Partnership park located 20 minutes from downtown Durham, the park remains OPEN from 8am-7pm daily, while playground, picnic shelters, and restrooms are CLOSED. The park features seven miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, as well as an
ADA accessible 1/4 mile paved walking trail .
Trail map. A natural area owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and managed by the N.C. Botanical Garden, this 84-acre preserve is a peninsula, bounded on 3 sides by the Eno River as it flows eastward towards Falls Lake. Trash service and restrooms are not available. Access to the Mountains to Sea Trail and a great fishing spot, make it a popular choice. Avoid the weekends!