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easy biking, lots of shade, suburban urban and rural

It's more suburban & urban from Renaissance Parkway/Southpoint to its northern terminus in Durham... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2018
k s
Fairfax, Virginia
Top Place to Run, Bike or Ride a Horse

The scenic wooded path always has some shade in the hot summer. The gentle slope of the converted... read more

Reviewed June 23, 2018
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1309 New Hill Olive Chapel Rd, Apex, NC 27502-7866
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Reviewed July 21, 2018

It's more suburban & urban from Renaissance Parkway/Southpoint to its northern terminus in Durham (also a bit hilly around the mall and I-40 crossing) - this means there are more places to stop and eat/drink, and go indoors. More rural south of that - scenery...More

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Reviewed June 23, 2018

The scenic wooded path always has some shade in the hot summer. The gentle slope of the converted railway bed is never really steep up or down. The facilities for parking with bathrooms are always nice to have for access. A must stop place for...More

Thank RC H
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

The tobacco trail is a great place for bike riding, hiking, running, dog walking. I love being able to ride without worrying about distracted drivers. It’s unpaved fom mile 14.5 to mile 22, so those with road bikes need to be aware of that.

Thank Pam G
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

We took the tobacco Trail South from South Point Mall, after crossing the pedestrian bridge over I-40, just to enjoy the bridge there and back. The trail to the South is long straight and No Nonsense. Slow gradual Rises and slow declines it goes on...More

Thank tarheeltravelor2015
Reviewed April 29, 2018

My wife and I use this rails to trails to ride most weekends during decent weather. The trail is well maintained with numerous parking/entry points. The portion in Durham County is paved, the rest is hard packed. Also the northern portion is more urban and...More

Thank thomasglossop
Reviewed March 5, 2018

As an avid runner, I enjoy the outdoors. There are few trails I have been to worldwide that resemble that of the American Tobacco Trail, with its long continuous paths shaded by lush greenery. Every time I have been here it has been to cycle....More

Thank Ashley L
Reviewed March 4, 2018

The Tobacco trail is a fun place to take a walk or a bike ride in the early morning. Quiet and solitude prevail. Just be aware that the trail stretches all the way to Durham and there is a crime element near there that have...More

Thank harley28356
Reviewed January 22, 2018

We continue to go back to the American Tobacco Trail. The food is great and the service better. Also my kids like the fact they can watch hockey - they prefer the Flyers; and football (Eagles.......). Great place to meet

Thank Kathleen O
Reviewed January 22, 2018

I love the ATT. It's nice and wide, mostly flat and nice and shady in the summertime. It can get crowded on the weekends, but it's not usually too bad. The wake county portion is not paved, but it's hard enough for riding on and...More

Thank PamG661
Reviewed December 15, 2017

What a great resource for folks that live in this area, or are traveling thru who like to bike or run! Love to walk this trail, always being used and accessible to nearby neighborhoods.

Thank 61tmd
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July 12, 2018|
Response from RC H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are at least 2 places that have water on the trail.
May 5, 2017|
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Response from tripfan2010 | Reviewed this property |
Yeah the one at New Hill looks closer, especially if your starting point is to the west of Holly Springs. Otherwise taking 540 up north and going to the Wimberly Road entry point shouldn't be too far either.