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American Tobacco Trail

1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Rd., Apex, NC 27502
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Apex
Type: Hiking Trails
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Apex, North Carolina
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84 reviews 84 reviews
30 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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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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19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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5 helpful votes 5 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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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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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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Cary, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I went over the new bridge over I-40 and rode the northern section for the 1st time yesterday into downtown Durham. I loved being able to finish my ride with a vegetarian burrito bowl and cold beer at the new Moe's Southwest Grill at American Tobacco. This location has $2 Rolling Rock pints.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I have ridden the trail many times over the years but this week it hit a milestone. The bridge over I40 is complete connecting the Durham side to the rural southern section. I am going to prove later in the day that I can ride on trail from Western Wake County near New Hill to Durham, have a draft beer... More

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