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American Tobacco Trail

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Address: 1309 New Hill Olive Chapel Rd, Apex, NC 27502-7866
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Nice Trail

I took my bike out to ride the southern portion of the American Tobacco trail. Be ready for this one. It's an old rainroad right away so the grades are not steep but they are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Rick B
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Clayton, North Carolina
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Clayton, North Carolina
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113 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my bike out to ride the southern portion of the American Tobacco trail. Be ready for this one. It's an old rainroad right away so the grades are not steep but they are exceptionally long. It is gravel at Olive Chapel and as you get up towards Durham and Cary it is mixed one lane paved one lane... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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86 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

Very nice place to take a good walk or go on bikes. We tried from the White Oaks parking lot in Apex. Want to try from other points as well. It's wide enough for bicyclists to go freely without (most of) the walkers blocking the path. There are walls of tall trees both sides that make it very good for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

A friend and I did the stretch from the White Oak Church road access to the New Hope Church road access. Plenty of walkers, runners and bike riders who were all very friendly

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

The American Tobacco Trail (ATT) is a 22.7-mile rails-to-trails running from downtown Durham to rural southern Wake County. Durham manages the portion in Durham County, the Town of Cary manages the Chatham County section, and Wake County Parks manages the Wake County section. The multi-use trail is open to walkers, runners, bicyclists, and equestrians (limited to the trail south of... More 

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East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Up north used to bumpy bike paths with roots. This is newer, smoother and flatter. In & out of woods. Nice tunnel/ bridge overpasses. Falls of the Neuse also a favorite.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

There are a lot of people using the trail on Sunday afternoons so you may find Saturdays more enjoyable if your goal is to feel more at one with nature. But even on busy days the paths are wide enough for pedestrians, runners, and bicyclists. This is a nice alternative to the highway for bike riding since you don't have... More 

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Thank Oko341
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

I often go here for my long runs when training for a half marathon. Plenty of parking and the trails are always in good shape and it is a safe environment!

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Thank Marianne C
Apex, United States
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93 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Very nicely laid out I just wish others would follow the rules of the road and practice a little common courtesy. Like picking up after their pets, staying to the right and announcing when they are passing. All these things are clearly posted throughout the trail. Trail changes at certain mile markers from crushed rock to sand, due to wash... More 

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Thank Kevin T
Apex, NC
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68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

The American Tobacoo Trail is an old rail bed running from Apex to Durham. The southern part is nice. Easy to walk or ride as it is flat.

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Thank oldag84
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

I didn't get 2 minutes past my car without being mosquito bit at least 5 times. I didn't bring my bug spray, and I didn't want to risk Zika (LOL, I think) so I had to turn around and leave. The trailhead looked so inviting too. I basically wrote this to warn others to bring bug spray. I wasn't able... More 

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