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American Tobacco Trail

Location Durham & Wake counties, North Carolina
State(s) North Carolina
Counties Durham, Wake
Type Greenway
Length 10.70 Miles / 17.22 Km Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Roller/Inline Skating
Agency City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No Parking Fee? No





The American Tobacco Trail (ATT) is a 22.6-mile (36.4 km) long Rails-to-Trails project located in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina, running along an abandoned railroad bed originally built for the American Tobacco Company in the 1970s. The route crosses through the City of Durham, Durham County, Chatham County, and Wake County. The ATT is part of the East Coast Greenway and is open to pedestrians, cyclists, equestrians (in non-urban sections) and other non-motorized users.

Starting from the southern end of the trail in New Hill the 6.5 mile Wake County portion of the trail is gravel, followed by a 4.7-mile multi-use section in Chatham County that contains a paved lane & a gravel (equestrian lane), & an 11.4-mile paved section in Durham County on the North End of the trail ending at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park (DBAP).


Visitor Information

Date Opens: 1/1 - Date Closes: 12/31

Time Opens: Not Available - Time Closes: Not Available


Not Available


Additional Information

Width: 120 inches.

Primary Surface: Asphalt

Secondary Surface: Asphalt
Crushed Rock
Soil, compacted

Average Grade: 2%

Elevation Low Point: 310

Elevation High Point: 370

Year Designated: 2004

Date Last Updated: 01/09/2017


Contact Information

Tony D?Amico
Durham Parks & Recreation, Wake County Parks & R
2112 County Park Dr.
New Hill , NC 27562
(919-) 560-4355

Joy Guy
Durham Parks & Recreation, Wake County Parks & R
101 City Hall Plaza
Durham , NC 27701
(919) 560-4021


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