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American Tobacco Trail

1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Rd., Apex, NC 27502
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Apex
Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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97 reviews 97 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Went for a hike on The Trail with a few dogs and a few friends today. The air was crisp and the trail was not too busy. A few other pups, peeps and bikers were there. The trail is well maintained and is an easy walk with no hills or obstructions. There are several places to park and get on... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My husband and I came here a few years ago for a hike. It was nice and parts of it are paved. Although, this place is not very safe after dark. I wouldn't recommend going alone.

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Apex, North Carolina
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94 reviews 94 reviews
35 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

When trying to decide what to do on the up coming holiday weekend..we decided to go hiking on the American Tobacco Trail since it was 5 miles from my house and the boyfriend was over for the weekend. The tobacco trail is a former rail passages that has been taken over and repurposed as a hiking trail that runs 20... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

great for an offroad run. Please be prepared for the humidity, so bring water or/and electrolyte drinks.

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Apex, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

The trail is open from Apex to Durham. We spent the day on a 50+ mile round trip bike ride. A perfect way to spend the day with my wife!

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Asheboro, North Carolina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We came to the American Tobacco Trail on two occasions this past winter for walking/hiking. We had a group of six boys and on girl with us and we enjoyed hiking 20 miles of the trail The surface is in good condition with mixed surface (gravel and paved) on part of the trail and all paved on the other section.... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We usually park at the Wimberly Road parking area. I ride the bike 8 - 10 miles while my wife walks. The Apex potion of the trail is very scenic and safe. Their is almost a northern aura about the trail as very few walkers, bikers or runners make eye contact.

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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The trail is well maintained and great for walking, jogging, or biking. If you start at the south end, it is a long gradual uphill grade. Very peaceful with lots of natural beauty. Busier on the weekend as would be expected.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

As for many others, this is a reclaimed railroad bed. I believe it extends about 24 miles from Wake county outside of Apex to into downtown Durham. I've ridden mainly the southern portion. Level crushed stone wide trail. Southern portion goes over some swamp areas with visible beaver damns etc. Public areas at various points with restrooms etc. So far... More 

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Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Used this trail many times and started different places. I love the paved sections for biking. This entire trail is tremendous.

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