Pump Station Trail

Eno River State Park, North Carolina

Elevation Gain423ft
Trailhead Elevation370ft
Elevation Min/Max332/432ft
Elevation Start/End370/370ft

Pump Station Trail

Pump Station Trail is a hiking trail in Durham County, North Carolina. It is within Eno River State Park. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 370 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 423 feet. Along the trail there is parking. This trail connects with the following: Laurel Bluffs Trail.

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Raleigh-Durham (Falcon Guides)
Peter Reylek and Lauren Reylek
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"At the Pump Station access to Eno River State Park, you can explore the ruins of Durham’s first pump station, then take a long walk along the banks of the Eno River. Along this rugged trail you’ll see the remains of some of the earliest structures in Durham, including a dam, lodge, and Guess Mill. A varied geography makes this an interesting hike— you’ll ascend cliffs over the river and pass through flat, shady meadows." Read more
Best Easy Day Hikes Chapel Hill, North Carolina (Falcon Guides)
Johnny Molloy
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"This circuit hike travels hills down to flats along the Eno River, where it then explores what is considered the best wildflower area at Eno River State Park. From there, come alongside the river to find remains of an old pump station that served the city of Durham, providing water a century back. Explore these ruins then rise back to uplands along Nancy Rhodes Creek, with more wildflowers in season. The final part of the hike returns through hilly pine woods." Read more

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Trail Information

Eno River State Park
Nearby City
Eno River State Park
Skill Level
Eno River State Park, 6101 Cole Mill Rd., Durham, NC 27705, (919) 3831686, www.ncparks.gov
Local Contacts
The Trails of Eno River State Park; USGS Northwest Durham
Local Maps