Sunday on the American Tobacco Trail   Leave a comment

Summary: Sunday @ 6:45 at the Fayettesville Road Trailhead of the American Tobacco Trail. Any distance!

[Don't forget stadium workout Thursday @ Kenan!]

Shorter distance just means turning back at an earlier mile marker!

For the BRR ten milers: We can do an out-and-back from the Fayettesville Road Trailhead (just south of Southpoint) (at mile marker 12.5) and run the unpaved Durham County Section through the paved Chatham County section as far as New Hope Church Road (at mile marker 7.5) and back. That’s ten miles on relatively flat, easy and safe paths.

We meet at 6:45 to ensure we are running by 7. A ten miler will take the 12-minute-milers a full two hours to complete.

Direction and descriptions are below. Map is attached. Thanks to Julie, Jackie and Christelle for this route! [Another time we will do the Durham city side from Bull City Runing, Roger!]

Directions: American Tobacco Trail – Durham County side: Southpoint entrance : The ATT ( "FAYETTEVILLE ROAD TRAILHEAD:This trailhead parking area is located on the west side of Fayetteville Road just north of the bridge passing over the American Tobacco Trail (ATT). The street address is 7682 Fayetteville Road, Durham, NC 27713.From I-40, take Exit 276 and proceed south (left) about 1.5 miles on Fayetteville Road. The Trailhead will be on your right just before the bridge." ( See map @ .

From Wikipedia (

Durham County: South of I-40 there is a 2.7-mile (4.3 km) [1] natural or existing surface segment that is currently open. This portion, which extends from Massey Chapel Road past the Chancellor’s Ridge subdivision, crosses under Fayetteville Road, crosses Scott King Road and traverses Crooked Creek, is currently under reconstruction by the Triangle Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (TRTC) under a grant from the Durham Open Space and Trails Commission. The trail may be most accessed at 7682 Fayetteville Road, Durham, NC 27713, as there is off-road parking.[2] A short spur of the trail continues north from Massey Chapel Road and currently ends in a swamp.

Chatham County: The ATT trail traverses 4.5-mile (7.2 km) [3] in Chatham County. Once the trail crosses into Chatham county, the trail converts to a dual surface of asphalt and compacted screenings. The trail is open for foot, bike and equestrian use by TRTC. The trail crosses Northeast Creek and O’Kelly Chapel Road, past the Old Chatham Golf Course. It also traverses the end of Pittard Sears Road, Panther Creek, and continues past New Hope Church Road. Most street crossings allow on-road parking.



Posted June 8, 2011 by yoda in Uncategorized

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