Cox Mountain Trail

Orange County, North Carolina

Distance3.0mi
Elevation Gain272ft
Trailhead Elevation458ft
Top482ft
Elevation Min/Max404/482ft
Elevation Start/End458/458ft

Cox Mountain Trail

Cox Mountain Trail is a hiking trail in Orange County, North Carolina. It is three miles long and begins at 458 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 272 feet. Near the trailhead there are a parking and restrooms. The Wilderness house cabin can be seen along the trail. There are also benches along the trail.

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Best Hikes Near Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill (Falcon Guides)
Johnny Molloy
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"This fun loop at the Fews Ford area of Eno River State Park takes you through lands high and low. Leave the main parking area and dip to a swinging bridge and the effervescent Eno River. Work up and over the regal forests of Cox Mountain before returning to the Eno River. Walk this history-filled and pretty river valley. Visit Fannys Ford and pass a backpacker campground before returning to the trailhead. Elevation changes range over 250 feet in this hilly part of the Triangle." Read more
Best Easy Day Hikes: Raleigh-Durham (Falcon Guides)
Peter Reylek and Lauren Reylek
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"Cox Mountain Trail is a challenging uphill climb at the popular Few’s Ford access area of Eno River State Park. The trail begins at the Eno River, passing over a swaying suspension bridge. You’ll leave the crowds behind as you hike up Cox Mountain Trail. The trail levels out and becomes a relaxing stroll through open mixed deciduous/pine forests before an easy descent to a western section of the river. Take the long way back around Cox Mountain to head back toward the trailhead." Read more

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Trail Information

Orange County
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Eno River State Park, 6101 Cole Mill Rd., Durham, NC 27705; (919) 383-1686; <a href="http://www.ncparks.gov">www.ncparks.gov</a>
Local Contacts
Eno River State Park
USGS Hillsborough
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