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Address: 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Rd., Apex, NC 27502
Phone Number: 919-387-2117
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Another Fantastic and long Rail Trail

This trail has something for everyone. The southern side (south of Durham) is less busy with only sparse street crossing and is usually less congested from foot and bicycle... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
High Point, NC
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High Point, NC
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74 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This trail has something for everyone. The southern side (south of Durham) is less busy with only sparse street crossing and is usually less congested from foot and bicycle traffic. The north side starts getting crowded and harder to navigate with a bike due to increased foot traffic. Once in Durham, it start feeling more unsafe, so I have only... More 

Thank rallyrabbit
Morrisville, North Carolina
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Last Sunday I covered the whole American Tobacco Trail hiking alone. I am a 59 years young, hiking enthusiast, nature loving man and a visitor here. I was introduced to the trail by a friend and we had a short walk of 8 miles on the trail about 4 weeks back. I liked the trail so much that I immediately... More 

Thank Sohanm601
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178 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The northern 14.5 miles of the American Tobacco Trail, a rail trail, is asphalt paved. The 7 or so miles south of I-40 is more rural, the most scenic, and best suited for road biking. South of the 14.5 mile mark, the trail continues as compacted stone screenings and is suitable for hybrid and mountain bikes. The Sunday afternoon that... More 

Thank Ordeal_seeker
Roanoke, Virginia
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428 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I enjoyed a 4 mile walk early one morning while staying in a hotel near the trail's intersection with the Renaissance Parkway. The section I enjoyed, MP8-10, was wide, boarded by woods on both sides, and in perfect condition.

Thank Mike O
york, pa
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262 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

We came down to Raleigh to try and bike a few do their trails. We used the White Oak Church parking lot at mile 16.5. This part of the trail is compacted sand/gravel. It had rained the prior two days and the trail was a soggy mess like biking through wet concrete. If we had just used the New Hill... More 

1 Thank yellowlabmom
Cary, NC
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228 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This converted rail to trail stretches from Chatham county to Durham county. it's relatively flat and very nicely in the shade. Wide enough to accommodate walkers, bikers, runners, and an occasional horse. This is one of the things the government did well.

Thank viperflt
Apex, North Carolina
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Excellent trail to run when in the summer. Great place to train for a half or full marathon, There are a few runs that happen here, so good to train here,

Thank Kumaran_Malarkkan
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49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Love to run and bike on this trail. Crushed gravel on mile 0-6(?) and then paved with a small lane on side of crushed gravel. Restrooms at mile 0, 5.25, 8(?) and 12(?). great new parking and restrooms at mile 8. Love to enjoy the beauty of this trail. We even take our grand daughter in the bike trailer. Lots... More 

Thank BSTS
Apex, North Carolina
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

If you haven't checked out the American Tobacco Trail, look up the nearest entrance to you and go visit one day with a friend. It's a real neat way to have a smooth walking path through the woods, and it's long. As a woman, I'm not so keen on going alone as there've been some robberies and assaults, but if... More 

Thank AnoraMcGaha
Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Great trail to run or bike on. They have parking and bathrooms at different spots. well maintained. You can go well over 20 miles on this trail if you wanted.

1 Thank Scott S

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