American Tobacco Trail

Rails-to-Trails project located in North Carolina

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American Tobacco Trail
2008-07-23 American Tobacco Trail terminus in Durham.jpg
American Tobacco Trail terminus in Durham
Length22.6 mi (36.4 km)
LocationNorth Carolina
Trailheadsacross Morehead Avenue from the Durham Bulls Athletic Park to Ragan Rd., Wake County
UseMulti-use
Hiking details
Trail difficultyEasy
SeasonYear-round

Coordinates: 35°59′25.71″N 78°54′22.75″W / 35.9904750°N 78.9063194°W / 35.9904750; -78.9063194 (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. 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).

The 4.7-mile Chatham County section of the trail was built, and is managed, by the Town of Cary (which resides in both Wake and Chatham counties).


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  • Durham, North Carolina

    City in North Carolina, United States

  • American Tobacco Trail
  • American Tobacco Company

    American tobacco company

  • Carolina Theatre (Durham)
  • Durham Bulls Athletic Park
  • Durham School of the Arts

    Government secondary school in Durham, North Carolina, United States

  • Durham station (North Carolina)
  • Durham Central Park
  • Durham High School (North Carolina)

    Public school in the United States

  • Durham Township, Durham County, North Carolina

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