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Laurel Bluff Trail (Central)

Intermediate

Trail

2.9 mile 4.6 kilometer point to point
98% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 228' 70 m
Descent: -139' -42 m
High: 437' 133 m
Low: 344' 105 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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Trail shared by Russell Hobart

A rolling trail that follows the Eno River.

Russell Hobart

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall

Runner Notes

This is a good, even trail.

Description

From the Pump Station Trail, head up river. You immediately start uphill to get a prominent view above the creek before you come back down and reconnect with the river. Cross a creek on a good bridge, and you soon pass under the Cole Mill Bridge. You build up into the bluff above the river again only to go back along the river.

From here, the trail heads into the thick hardwood forest, and, eventually, you come upon a standing chimney—the only remnants of an old homestead. Below is the Bobbit Hole swimming hole and ford. Continue through the hills passing a couple of overlooks whose views depend heavily on the thickness of the foliage. Shortly afterwards, you power up one more hill before you connect with the Cabe Lands Trail and this trail ends.

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Chimney standing on the cliff above Bobbit Hole
Sep 21, 2017 near Hillsbo…, NC
Eno River State Park.
Sep 18, 2017 near Hillsbo…, NC
The bridge on Cole Mill Road
Aug 30, 2017 near Hillsbo…, NC
Fall leaves floating in the Eno
Aug 30, 2017 near Hillsbo…, NC
Trail down to the canoe launch
Aug 30, 2017 near Hillsbo…, NC

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