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Mountains-to-Sea Trail: Segment 10

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Length


76.4 Miles 122.9 Kilometers


2,679' 817 m

Ascent

-2,858' -871 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

474' 145 m

High

224' 68 m

Low

Shared By Jim Grode

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Eno River and Falls Lake: Eno River State Park to Falls Lake Dam

Jim Grode

Dogs Leashed

Features Lake · River/Creek · Swimming

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Description

The trail starts in Orange County, following the Eno downstream in Eno River State Park to soon enter Durham County, where it goes through the history-laden West Point on the Eno Park. Approximately 10 miles later, it traverses Penny’s Bend Nature Preserve, where a geological oddity causes the river to form a U-shaped bend, unusual for this area. Soon the Eno disappears as it flows into the vastness of Falls Lake. The MST now hugs the southern shore of this man-made reservoir as it winds its way in and out of coves and small creeks to end by the dam on the outskirts of Raleigh. The fact that this 77-mile footpath exists is due to a combination of serendipity and hard work: serendipity because of the creation of several large parcels of adjoining public lands, rare in North Carolina east of the mountains, and hard work due to all the Triangle-area trail enthusiasts who’ve made this footpath a reality.

The trail is well-marked with the MST blaze, a 3” white circle. Where the MST runs concurrent with other trails, mostly in Eno River State Park, there are multiple colored markings.

For more information about this segment, including camping, lodging, parking, and resupply information, as well as detailed, turn-by-turn directions, download a trail guide from the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.

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Jul 8, 2018
Travis L.
May 1, 2018
Noah Fleming
72mi
Mar 30, 2018
John Watson
77mi
Jan 1, 2018
Chip Galusha
west bound 14 to 17.4 3.4mi
Nov 4, 2017
Shane Ambro
Oct 31, 2017
Reb Poston
Sep 23, 2017
Mark Horsfield
Sep 9, 2017
Louie Simpson

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