Cole Mill Road
By William Majoros
This section of Eno River State Park is located just downstream from the main Few's Ford access area. A trail runs along the river, giving pleasant views of the river and surrounding vegetation; encounters with other hikers are common along this very popular trail. Following the trail upstream leads at length to a wide section of the river popularly used for swimming by both humans and dogs. The downstream extent of the trail continues across Cole Mill Road to a lengthy section that leads eventually to Continental Drive.
Another trail leads up from the river to pass through a hilly forested area which provides excellent Kinglet habitat in winter.
In Durham County (NC), take Cole Mill Road north from route 70 or route 85 to Umstead Road. Turn left at Umstead Road and proceed straight into the park.
Parking is fairly limited, but it's usually not a problem.