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Pump Station Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

1.6 mile 2.6 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 104' 32 m
Descent: -110' -33 m
High: 429' 131 m
Low: 334' 102 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

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Trail shared by Russell Hobart

This pretty trail visits the ruins of the old Durham Pump Station.

Russell Hobart

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek

Family Friendly Kids will enjoy viewing the old pumphouse along this trail.

Posted signs indicate there have been car break-ins in this area, so don't leave valuables in your vehicle.

Description

From the parking lot, head up the obvious trail. After a hundred feet, turn right at the first trail crossing and you'll soon drop downhill until you pop out onto the road and cross over Nancy Rhodes Creek.

The trail continues through a lovely section to the left where it passes large loblolly pines as it stays above the creek. From here, you'll get a bird's-eye view on the old pumphouse and the switchback down toward the river where you pass the Valley Springs Road Access Trail and Laurel Bluffs Trail (East) on the right.

Stay left going upstream on the Eno River to pass more remnants of the old pumphouse that once brought water to Durham. Head up along the river until you hit Laurel Bluff Trail (Central) where you turn left. Go uphill a short while and you'll reconnect with the beginning of the trail.

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Nov 11, 2019
Nick J
Great hike along Eno River to explore ruins

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Durham Pump Station ruins in Eno River State Park.
Mar 13, 2016 near Durham, NC
Remnants of an old bridge on Nancy Rhodes Creek.
Sep 12, 2017 near Durham, NC
Large loblolly pine along the trail.
Sep 12, 2017 near Durham, NC
View of the old Pump Station from across the river
Aug 30, 2017 near Durham, NC
Looking across toward Coon Foot Island
Aug 30, 2017 near Hillsbo…, NC

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