Durham County Greenways
The Durham County Greenways and Trails System is among the oldest in North Carolina. Durham County is one of the smallest in the state, but it contains a wide variety of trails to experience. It is also home of the intersection of two incredible long-distance trails: the North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail (1,000 miles from Murphy to Manteo) and the East Coast Greenway (3,000 miles from Maine to Florida). Durham County is the national headquarters of the East Coast Greenway Alliance and the official home of the Triangle Trails. We are proud to call Durham home. Durham County’s signature greenway is, without question, the American Tobacco Trail, which extends from Downtown Durham, beginning at the Durham Bulls Ballpark, and heads south to the County line – where it continues through both Chatham County and Wake County all the way to Bonsal, NC. The ATT is one of the most heavily used urban trails in North Carolina. It is one of nineteen (19) trail segments in the County. Below is a list of all segments. Durham County currently provides 31 miles of off-road multi-use trail to enjoy. Ellerbee Creek Trail Rocky Creek Trail South Ellerbee Creek Trail Rock Quarry Trail / Vietnam Veterans Trail American Tobacco Trail Riddle Road Trail Sandy Creek Trail Pearsontown Trail Renaissance Parkway Side path W. Club Blvd Trail Downtown Trail Warren Creek Trail Duke Park Connector Trail Eno River Bridge West Ellerbee Creek Trail New Hope Creek Trail Byrant Bridge Third Fork Creek Trail Stadium Drive Trail Durham County has more greenway trail projects in the works, including the Belt Line, R Kelly Bryant Trail, Third Fork Creek Trail extension, all of which are in design and should be constructed by 2023/2024. Durham City /County has an Implementation Plan for nine more trails, which are listed below in no particular order: Pearsontown Trail Extension Belt Line Trail Extension/Connection to RKBB Trail ATT/Forest Hills Park/Lyon Park Connector Trail Rockwood Trail North Prong Creek/Campus Hills Connector Trail Sandy Creek Trail Extension Warren Creek Trail Extension Third Fork Creek/ATT Connector Trail Durham has adopted a Capital Improvement Program for trail repairs to improve and beef-up the existing 31 miles of multi-use trails. This is the first investment that Durham has made for maintenance of the existing trail system. Durham also has commitments from the private development community to construct sections of trails that are located on their properties, and when those are constructed those will add another two miles of trails to the system.
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