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Bull Hole Park Trail

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The 0.3-mile Bull Hole Park Trail leads to an impressive stone dam built by the Erwin Cotton Mill #3. The dam creates a waterfall and a natural beach area.
Trail Uses
Walking / hiking / running
0.30 miles, One Way
Motorized Vehicles
Not Permitted
$5 Wed-Fri, $10 Sat-Sun (closed Mon-Tues)
Permitted on leash
Parking Spaces
Dawn - Dusk


The Bull Hole Park Trail is a short natural surface trail that leads to the banks of the South Yadkin River through the Bull Hole River Park, a 30-acre park. It is in Rowan and Davie Counties.

“The Bull Hole” features an impressive stone dam, a sandy beach deposited there by a flood, and good fishing in the spring and fall. Bring your bathing suit to swim and ride the little rapids – but you’re urged to wear an old pair of tennis shoes in the river because of the granite bedrock bottom, known for its slippery moss. Please note: swim at your own risk as there is no lifeguard. Visit NC Website

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