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Explore the best rated trails in Durham, NC. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Northeast Community Greenway and Riverwalk Greenway. With more than 71 trails covering 265 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

Tobacco Heritage Trail

Very nice ride

May, 2023 by ericday

I have both biked and walked sections. Very interesting historical markers along the trail. Good surface

Riverwalk Trail (VA)

BERY nice trail

May, 2023 by curthrt

We haven’t been on a ton of trails, but this one’s the nicest so far. Lots of flowing river views, plenty of wildlife and a brewery too! You should check it out

Tobacco Heritage Trail

good trail

May, 2023 by aldo_desalvo

Lots of bathrooms and benches. First part in lawrenceville is probably not used much. Started to see more people near the caboose in lacross There was a down tree that was hard to get through. Abruptly ends at the south hill border. Paved for about 5 miles. A 36 mile round trip.


Abbotts Creek Trail

Decent Trail

February, 2023 by rjacob3783

Nice trail, mostly uphill from the Neuse.

Riverwalk Trail (VA)

Riverwalk Trail is open

February, 2023 by daveconnelly

I asked for an update and just received this word: "As of right now the trail is completely open. There was some flooding around Sandy Creek earlier this week, which has been cleaned up." playdanvilleva@danvilleva.gov

Sam's Branch Greenway

Nice trail but closed midway due to construction.

February, 2023 by nick.campasano

Very nice trail, however, you cannot currently get to the river walk trail as there is construction which has closed the trail about three quarters of the way there.

Black Creek Greenway

Detours and upgrades

January, 2023 by jchris850

Town of Cary is relocating this greenway north of Dynasty Drive to eliminate a streetside stretch. When I walked it in December, there was a longer streetside detour following Dynasty in the opposite direction, then returning via Cary Parkway to the trailhead on that street. There is also ongoing sewer reconstruction that may require streetside detours between Dynasty and Lake Crabtree.

Ellerbee Creek Trail

Easy Running

December, 2022 by cqqkqjdppv

Easy, flat trail for enjoyable run or endurance training. Start at Rock Quarry Park on Stadium Drive and run to Trinity Avenue and back for a solid 5 miles. Enjoy.

American Tobacco Trail

love this trail

December, 2022 by jk5g8g7vj6

Nice distance and great surface. Located in the middle of everything. You can ride and enjoy the city all in one day.

Dunn-Erwin Rail-Trail

nice ride

December, 2022 by jk5g8g7vj6

Flat and easy ride with only a couple road crossings. A go to trail when I just want to petal.

Neuse River Trail

This trail is open!

November, 2022 by luv2biketoo

This trail is beautiful and clearly marked follows The Neuse river¿¿

Riverwalk Greenway

Very nice trail with almost no issues end to end.When entering bridge a far end near race track. A challenging bump up onto bridge.

November, 2022 by dannylong_tl

Very nice trail with almost no issues end to end.When entering bridge a far end near race track. A challenging bump up onto bridge.

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