Hidden Gems of the Eno

The Eno River basin is the site of much history and natural beauty. Some of it is slightly off the beaten path. Get outside and discover these sites of natural beauty and historical interest. Information on how to get there, maps to print out, and additional stories about what make these places special are found for each location.

NEW!!! – Occoneechee Mountain Quarry

Historic Occoneechee Speedway

Ayr Mount

Penny’s Bend

Wildflowers at Willie Duke’s Bluff

The Double Chimneys Adventure at Eno River State Park

We are adding new locations each month. Check back for updates!

Remember to follow our guidelines for safe trail use when you visit our Hidden Gems.

How to Find the Hidden Gems

GPS Coordinates are provided, however we are ‘ghost-caching’- visiting these locations for the sheer joy of it, and leaving no trace of our presence. Take only pictures, leave only footprints. Please be aware that there is no cache left at these sites, and we do not wish there to be one.

Always exercise good judgment when seeking out these special places- prepare, tell someone your travel plans (park rangers love to know where you’re planning to go!), pack well, and be safe. Keep them hidden by making no path and leaving no sign you passed by.