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Cox Mountain Trail

Intermediate
 3.9 (14)

A nice jaunt up Cox Mountain.


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Map Key

3.6

Miles

5.7

KM

Point to Point

690' 210 m

High

421' 128 m

Low

354' 108 m

Up

330' 101 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Swimming

Description

This is a great loop with good elevation gain. I've marked the trail with photos for the main intersections but it's well marked and and easy to find your way. It's a nice tour that goes down by the river and rises up to the top of Cox Mountain. The trail has a good canopy for cooler summer hiking and there are some nice wading pools down by the bridge (near the beginning and end of the trail).

The loop can be done in either direction. I find going clockwise better as it's a bit steeper going uphill than going down (which is my preference).

Flora & Fauna

Mostly hardwood forest with a few conifers.

Contacts

Shared By:

Russell Hobart

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  3.9 from 14 votes

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Photos

A rocky slab juts out from under the Eno.
Jul 9, 2017 near Hillsbo…, NC
Enjoy this pleasant view from the suspension bridge.
Feb 5, 2017 near Hillsbo…, NC
The Eno gurgles along at a low level near the Cox Mountain Trail.
Feb 5, 2017 near Hillsbo…, NC
The wheel pit of Holden's mill: headrace in foreground, pit in the middle where the tree is growing, tailrace in the background. Mill is on the left side.
Jul 30, 2018 near Hillsbo…, NC
When the water is not high, this makes for a great place to rock hop the river.
Jan 1, 2018 near Hillsbo…, NC
River crossing
Jul 25, 2016 near Hillsbo…, NC

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