American Tobacco Trail

MODERATE 40 reviews

American Tobacco Trail is a 16.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Durham, North Carolina that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
16.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
797 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

mountain biking
25 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

1 month ago

very bad I got robbed there by three guys and its very unsafe at the American tobacco trail. WATCH OUT!!!

2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

great for bikes, quite boring and crowded

road biking
4 months ago

Very crowded. If you time it right it's perfect to get in some great mileage for stamina.

walking
4 months ago

I've only been on the more urban sections so I found this trail very crowded. Lots of bikers so not recommended for dogs. Not very quiet and peaceful but good for local exercise.

6 months ago

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

walking
7 months ago

We have only completed a relatively small urban section of the trail at its northern end. In addition to getting some exercise, we also enjoyed exploring the restored American Tobacco Historic District before ending with a nice meal and a show at the Durham Performing Arts Center. Not a bad way to spend a few hours!

hiking
7 months ago

8 months ago

I'm on the north side of the trail, and u hear the south side is better. it's still beautifu, great for walking, and lots of people. I get uneasy in some parts though.

9 months ago

road biking
9 months ago

I am fortunate to live near the entrance to the American Tobacco Trail that is at the 7 mile marker so it is about a 15-mile round trip whether I go north to downtown Durham or south into Chatham county.

The northern section of the trail from downtown to the I-40 bridge is more urban and has roughly 10-11 street crossings which makes for unwanted stops for cyclists.

The southern section from the I-40 bridge at SouthPointe mall to New Hope Church Rd in Morrisville/Chatham is more woodsy. It's a great ride with about 4-5 crossings and at least three areas with water/restroom facilities.

walking
Thursday, July 28, 2016

hiking
Thursday, March 17, 2016