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Wonderful route for riding, walking, or running

We walked this awhile ago but it remains on our go back to list, especially for riding our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Great views and place to workout

Area is great for hikes, bike rides, and runs. You will often see horses and dog walkers as well... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2019
Curtis S
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1309 New Hill Olive Chapel Rd, Apex, NC 27502-7866
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked this awhile ago but it remains on our go back to list, especially for riding our bicycles. Nice level, firm, trail. And long!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jimlovesbea
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

Area is great for hikes, bike rides, and runs. You will often see horses and dog walkers as well. As one of the go to after work places for workouts, there are multiple groups that utilize the trails.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Curtis S
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Always a good place to workout. Wouldn't mind it if they paved more of it. But the unpaved is nice as well.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tom P
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Went for a few mile hike on this scenic trail system. The trail I took was beautiful with all the foliage. The trail was easy too because I was either on compacted gravel or asphalt.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 880brian
Reviewed 21 July 2018

It's more suburban & urban from Renaissance Parkway/Southpoint to its northern terminus in Durham (also a bit hilly around the mall and I-40 crossing) - this means there are more places to stop and eat/drink, and go indoors. More rural south of that - scenery...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

The scenic wooded path always has some shade in the hot summer. The gentle slope of the converted railway bed is never really steep up or down. The facilities for parking with bathrooms are always nice to have for access. A must stop place for...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RC H
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

The tobacco trail is a great place for bike riding, hiking, running, dog walking. I love being able to ride without worrying about distracted drivers. It’s unpaved fom mile 14.5 to mile 22, so those with road bikes need to be aware of that.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Pam G
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We took the tobacco Trail South from South Point Mall, after crossing the pedestrian bridge over I-40, just to enjoy the bridge there and back. The trail to the South is long straight and No Nonsense. Slow gradual Rises and slow declines it goes on...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Doug W
Reviewed 29 April 2018

My wife and I use this rails to trails to ride most weekends during decent weather. The trail is well maintained with numerous parking/entry points. The portion in Durham County is paved, the rest is hard packed. Also the northern portion is more urban and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank thomasglossop
Reviewed 6 March 2018

As an avid runner, I enjoy the outdoors. There are few trails I have been to worldwide that resemble that of the American Tobacco Trail, with its long continuous paths shaded by lush greenery. Every time I have been here it has been to cycle....More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Ashley L
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12 July 2018|
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Response from RC H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are at least 2 places that have water on the trail.
5 May 2017|
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Response from tripfan2010 | Reviewed this property |
Yeah the one at New Hill looks closer, especially if your starting point is to the west of Holly Springs. Otherwise taking 540 up north and going to the Wimberly Road entry point shouldn't be too far either.