American Tobacco Trail

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.

photo: Bikers and walkers having fun on the trail. Photo by Sarina Lewis. Type: Greenway
Length: 10.70 miles
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

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Directions

Location: Durham & Wake counties, North Carolina
States: North Carolina
Counties: Durham, Wake
Latitude: 35.99049   Longitude: -78.90628

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Description

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).

Additional Details

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

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Document: photo by Mr.TinDC, Flickr

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

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

Joy Guy
Durham Parks & Recreation, Wake County Parks & R
101 City Hall Plaza
Durham , NC 27701
(919) 560-4021
jguy@ci.durham.nc.us
http://www.ci.durham.nc.us/departments/parks

 

Photos

Riding a recumbent on the nicely paved trail. Photo by Sarina Lewis.

Riding a recumbent on the nicely paved trail. Photo by Sarina Lewis.

Bikers and walkers having fun on the trail. Photo by Sarina Lewis.

Bikers and walkers having fun on the trail. Photo by Sarina Lewis.

 

Bikers safely passing a runner. Photo by Sarina Lewis.

Bikers safely passing a runner. Photo by Sarina Lewis.

Bike racing and running along the trail. Photo by Sarina Lewis.

Bike racing and running along the trail. Photo by Sarina Lewis.

 

Racers further down the trail. Photo by Sarina Lewis.

Racers further down the trail. Photo by Sarina Lewis.

 

Cole Mill Trail. Photo by Jonathan Canfield.

Cole Mill Trail. Photo by Jonathan Canfield.

Old Tobacco Barn. Photo by Tony D'Amico.

Old Tobacco Barn. Photo by Tony D'Amico.

 

Fall day. Photo by Tony D'Amico.

Fall day. Photo by Tony D'Amico.

Snowy day on the American Tobacco Trail. Photo by Tony D'Amico.

Snowy day on the American Tobacco Trail. Photo by Tony D'Amico.

 

Fall scene. Photo by Tony D'Amico.

Fall scene. Photo by Tony D'Amico.

Wild Tick Seed Flowers. Photo by Tony D'Amico.

Wild Tick Seed Flowers. Photo by Tony D'Amico.

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