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MST: West Point to Pump Station

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Take the Mountains-to-Sea Trail along the Eno River from West Point to the Pump Station and back.


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Map Key

9.3

Miles

14.9

KM

Out and Back

374' 114 m

High

290' 88 m

Low

325' 99 m

Up

325' 99 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Wildflowers

Overview

The Mountains-to-Sea Trail follows Eno River from West Point on the Eno at Roxboro Road/US-501 to Eno State Park at Pump Station. The trail follows Eagle Trail in West Point on the Eno Park. After crossing Guess Road, it picks up the Laurel Bluffs Trail (East) in Eno River State Park.

Description

From the parking area, cross the Eno River on the big footbridge and turn left. After crossing Crooked Creek at the dam, the trail follows the river upstream. The blazes are white for the MST and Blue for the Eagle Trail. Since the trails overlap in this portion, the blazes should follow each other.

At Guess Road, cross under the bridge, head up to the road and cross the bridge, and then pick up the Laurel Bluffs Trail (East) in Eno River State Park (Yellow Blaze). The trail continues for another 2.5 miles along the river to the ruins of the old Durham Pump Station.

Once you reach the pump station, you can retrace your steps to make it back home.

Flora & Fauna

Mountain laurel on the south side of the river bloom in early to mid-May.

History & Background

West Point on the Eno has several restored old buildings, including the West Point Mill. Guess Mill ruins and the Pump Station Ruins are along the trail in Eno River State Park.

Contacts

Shared By:

Justin Paul

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Photos

Durham Pump Station ruins in Eno River State Park.
Mar 13, 2016 near Durham, NC
Dam along the Eagle Trail.
Mar 14, 2016 near Durham, NC
Eagle Trail.
Jul 27, 2016 near Durham, NC
Laurel Bluffs Trail.
Jul 27, 2016 near Durham, NC
The Eno River.
Mar 14, 2016 near Durham, NC
The trail along the Eno River.
Mar 14, 2016 near Durham, NC

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