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Holden Mill Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.5 (2)

Pass the ruins of the Holden Mill and the rocky river bottoms of the Eno.


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2.6

Miles

4.2

KM

Loop

655' 200 m

High

421' 128 m

Low

274' 83 m

Up

272' 83 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Swimming · Wildflowers

Description

Crossing the bridge from the Buckquarter Creek Trail, head straight uphill for a nice tour of the upper forests. When you drop back down over the ensuing .5 mile, you eventually follow a creek back to the river. When you get to the river, go right and you are soon at the ruins of the Holden Mill. There is a shorter piece of trail that loops around and comes back. The next section of trail runs along the Eno over clean rock and has a few small cascades and pools. Cool off in the river and then loop back to where you started the trail.

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Shared By:

Russell Hobart

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  4.5 from 2 votes

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  4.5 from 2 votes
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A rocky slab juts out from under the Eno.
Jul 9, 2017 near Hillsbo…, NC
This is the flume for the old mill.
Jul 3, 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
Fast moving,and peaceful.
Oct 30, 2020 near Hillsbo…, NC
Fasat moving
Oct 30, 2020 near Hillsbo…, NC

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Jun 7, 2020
Faadhil Moheed
Decent swim spot, bring hammock next time. Not hard hike at all 5mi
Mar 8, 2020
Vikas Yadav
Jun 16, 2018
Jon Choi
May 5, 2018
Nestor Vives
2.6mi
Apr 22, 2018
Catherine Thomas
Sep 5, 2017
Jennifer Marquardt
There are 10 mills in the park!!!! 6.8mi
Jul 29, 2017
Brandy B