Eno River State Park Hike - Cabe Lands Section

We will hike on a relatively new section of the MST starting from the Cabe Lands Eno River Access. This section is 2.2 miles, and we will hike it out and back. Upon return we will then optionally hike over to the quarry ( approx. 1 mile) for a lunch/snack break.  Again optionally, after that, we can hike another new section of the MST from the quarry to the boat access at Pleasant Green Rd.  This section would be around 3 miles total for the out and back.  My best guess is that the total mileage if you do all the sections would be around 9 miles.

Link to a review of the first section that we are going to hike:

http://www.nchikes.com/content/love+at+first+hike/18907

Directions to starting point:

From I-85 exit 173 (west of Durham), take Cole Mill Rd. north about 3 miles and turn left onto Sparger Rd.. Continue on Sparger almost to the I- 85 overpass (about 1.5 miles) and turn right onto Howe St.. Go about .5 mile down Howe St. and turn into the Cabe Land Access State Park parking area on the right.

Be sure to pack a lunch or snack that you can take on the hike. Don't forget to bring plenty of water. We're planning to have our lunch/snack at the quarry during the hike.

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  • Ann S.

    Note to all. The 'waterfall' that Isabelle, Tom and Maggie saw was not the one they were looking for. We will try again.

    April 18, 2013

  • Isabelle

    Loved it. Thanks, Ann.

    April 17, 2013

  • Ann S.

    Beautiful day and a great group! Thanks for coming, everyone. And thanks to Isabelle and Maggie for the pictures.

    April 17, 2013

    • Isabelle

      you're most welcome. Maggie, Tom and I did 10+ miles in all

      April 17, 2013

  • John H

    Probably the most challenging hike for me this year. Glad we had a beautiful day to enjoy it with a great group of hikers. Thanks Ann for organizing & leading. Looking forward to our next Eno hike!

    April 17, 2013

  • Susan H

    Great hike with terrific folks. Wonderful weather and beautiful scenery. Thanks Ann.

    April 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really enjoyed the hike today. What a pretty park.

    April 17, 2013

  • Isabelle

    Ken, we need you to come to tell us all about these places.... may be some other time ?

    April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will be a good day for Cabelands lots to see, John Cabes Grist Mill and Cemetery,Old Alpha Woolen Mill, Duke Frat Party Cabin,and I guess you will make it to cole mill rd, look for old mill stones on right almost to bridge. Zinner Point is very pretty photo place for Isabelle. Look for plaque for zimmer point

    April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hate to miss, but will be out of town.

    April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We will be in DC. Too bad. Love the river walk.

    April 12, 2013

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  • Ann S.
    Multi-Titanium (400+) Member, Organizer
    Event Host
  • Tom
    Titanium Member
  • Maggie
    Silver Member
  • Ben
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  • Carolyn
    Platinum Member
  • Isabelle
    Multi-Titanium (400+) Member, Assistant Organizer
  • John H
    Multi-Titanium(400+) Member, Assistant Organizer
  • Susan H
    Multi-Titanium Member(200+)
  • A former member
  • A former member

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