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Regional Greenways


Discover our area's beautiful greenways

The Triangle Trails Initiative connects the greenways of 15 North Carolina counties.

Click a link below to discover what each county has to offer.

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American Tobacco Trail

One of North Carolina’s longest, continuous, urban greenways, the American Tobacco Trail was originally envisioned in 1992. It took more than 20 years to fully connect the 23 miles of trails through Durham, Chatham and Wake counties. This is one of the most popular and well used greenways in our state. The trail is built on the former railroad bed of New Hope Valley Railroad. The Triangle Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, founded in 1989, began working to preserve the corridor and transform it into the wonderful asset that it is today. There are numerous trailheads along the 22-mile trail providing access for hikers and bikers. The southern portions of the trail in Wake County also support equestrian use.

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Discover your new favorite trail with the Triangle Trailblazer app

The greenways of 15 counties at your fingertips! Get the Triangle Trailblazer app for your IOS or Android device for the latest maps and updates. Plus you can earn points and rewards for visiting some of the region's most beautiful trails and locations. 

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