Outbound Collective logo

Cabe Lands Trail and Eno Quarry Loop

Durham, North Carolina

based on 3 reviews



2.25 miles

Elevation Gain

364 ft

Route Type



Added by Kelley Dodge

The Cabe Lands Trail and Eno Quarry Loop is an approximately 2-mile loop with scenic views of the rock quarry.

Escape the NC heat at the quarry at Eno River State Park.

Access the Eno Quarry via Cabe Lands Access Point (parking lot off Howe Street). Follow the Cabe Lands Trail (red blazes) from the parking lot. About 80 yards down the path you'll see a trail split off to the left or right. Keep going on the right for the longer loop on the Cabe Lands Trail, which meets up with the Quarry Trail. If you're short on time, head left at the split, which leads through the woods about 0.9 miles to the quarry. After you cross the Eno River, popular for fly fishing as most of the stream can be waded, you will reach the Quarry Loop Trail. The loop is about 1/2 mile long and runs around the perimeter of the quarry. 

Please note, for your safety swimming is strongly discouraged by park rangers and the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. 

Read More

Download the Outbound mobile app

Find adventures and camping on the go, share photos, use GPX tracks, and download maps for offline use.

Get the app
Download GPX File


Dog Friendly

Cabe Lands Trail and Eno Quarry Loop Reviews

Cox Mountain: Funny name, pleasant walk.

The beauty of the piedmont region definitely reigns in this state park. I have enjoyed this place for years and their annual Eno River Festival has brought great cheer to my family for generations.

This is a beautiful hike or run. The return trip is when it gets extremely fun. Its uphill the entire way back. Pace yourself.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


Rhododendron Bluff Circuit

Old Field Bluff Trail

North Carolina Botanical Garden

Sal's Branch Trail

Day Trip to Lake Crabtree

Hatcher Creek Greenway