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American Tobacco Trail

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Trail

23.0 mile 37.1 kilometer point to point
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 589' 180 m
Descent: -507' -155 m
High: 380' 116 m
Low: 237' 72 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)

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Trail shared by Adam Oldham

A mostly Unpaved, hard-packed Rail Trail.

Adam Oldham

Features -none-

Family Friendly This is a nice, quiet and safe trail, south of Durham

Open dawn to dusk.

Description

This is one of the best Rail Trails in North Carolina with numerous connecting trails along the way. The American Tobacco Trail starts south of Durham and ends at the Downtown Durham Greenway. Along the way it skirts Beaver Creek, Reedy Creek, White Oak Creek, and Panther Creek. The trail crosses through a number of parks like Rafferty Park, Old Chatham Golf Club, Herndon Park, Elmira Avenue Park, and Solite Park. It also goes through the Shoppes at Southpoint area and has great crossing over I-40 there. The north end stop at The Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

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Feb 8, 2019
Sue Harmon
Mar 25, 2018
Tom H
Dog walk 2mi
Dec 29, 2017
Nathaniel Fisher
biked the entire trail with several stops in under 4 hours 23mi
Dec 24, 2017
Steven Bergman
3.5mi

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  3.7 from 3 votes

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Trailhead at Fayetteville Road.
Oct 23, 2017 near Chapel…, NC
Connection to a ATT Bridge near Fayetteville Street.
Feb 13, 2019 near Durham, NC
A new connector trail?
Oct 18, 2017 near Chapel…, NC
Trail connector.
Oct 23, 2017 near Chapel…, NC
Connector trail?
Oct 18, 2017 near Chapel…, NC

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