Danville, VA Running Trails and Maps

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American Tobacco Trail

22.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway

7.5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Bicentennial Greenway

14.5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Bolin Creek Trail

2.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Carolina North Greenway

0.67 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Dick & Willie Passage Rail Trail

4.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Downtown Greenway

1.5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Concrete

Ellerbee Creek Trail

1.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Concrete

Greenhaven Greenway

0.63 mi
State: NC
Concrete

Hillsdale Greenway

1.1 mi
State: NC
Concrete

Lake Daniel Greenway

2 mi
State: NC
Concrete

Latham Park Greenway

1.2 mi
State: NC
Concrete

Lower Booker Creek Trail

0.9 mi
State: NC
Concrete

Northeast Community Greenway

1.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Richmond and Danville Rail-Trail

5.5 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Riverwalk Greenway

1.8 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Riverwalk Trail (VA)

7.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Rolling Roads Greenway

0.63 mi
State: NC
Concrete

Sandy Creek Trail

0.75 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Shannon Hills Greenway

1.15 mi
State: NC
Concrete
Accordion

South Ellerbee Creek Trail

1.4 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Southeast Greenway

1.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Stadium Drive Trail

1.4 mi
State: NC
Concrete

Staunton River Battlefield Rail-Trail

1.25 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Tobacco Heritage Trail

22.1 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Uptown Spur Trail

0.7 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Warren Creek Trail

1.1 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

West Ellerbee Creek Trail

1.7 mi
State: NC
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The American Tobacco Trail extends uninterrupted from Durham more than 22 miles south through Chatham County to its southern terminus in Wake County. In 2014, a bridge for the trail over Interstate 40...
NC 22.2 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Stretching from north of Lake Brandt south to Greensboro Country Park and beyond, the newly named Yadkin & Atlantic Greenway is really a combination of three greenway segments, now made into one: the...
NC 7.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
Update: As of 2017, a segment of trail between Battleground Avenue and Wellspring Retirement Community has been closed due to the construction on I-73. The Bicentennial Greenway is a 14.5-mile...
NC 14.5 mi Asphalt
Bolin Creek Trail is a 3-mile out and back multipurpose trail in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The paved trail begins at Community Center Park and heads west, then ducks under the Franklin St. bridge....
NC 2.2 mi Asphalt
The Carolina North Forest (aka the Horace Williams Tract) is made up of 750 acres owned by the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The forest and its trails provide respite for members of the...
NC 0.67 mi Asphalt
The Dick & Willie Passage Rail Trail runs for 4.5 miles on a former Danville & Western Railroad corridor, which was acquired by Southern Railway in 1920 and ultimately abandoned by its successor,...
VA 4.5 mi Asphalt
The Downtown Greenway is a paved multiuse trails winding through Greensboro, North Carolina. The trail is close to 1.5 miles long, beginning on Spring Garden Street, with a landscaped buffer between...
NC 1.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Ellerbee Creek Trail is part of a chain of trails running across Durham, known as the North-South Greenway. This trail picks up where the Stadium Drive leaves off, on Stadium Drive next to the...
NC 1.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Greenhaven Greenway sits in the linear park of the same name. The trail mimics the course of Ryan Creek. It begins at Mystic Drive and parallels Lynhaven Drive south. After 500 feet, one branch loops...
NC 0.63 mi Concrete
Hillsdale Greenway is just one in Greensboro's catalogue of greenway trails scattered in neighborhoods across the city. The concrete trail sits in Hillsdale Park, paralleling South Buffalo Creek....
NC 1.1 mi Concrete
This concrete trail travels the length of Lake Daniel Park, from Friendly Avenue to Mendenhall Street. The trail sits in the shadow of overhead power lines as it parallels North Buffalo Creek. The...
NC 2 mi Concrete
Latham Park Greenway sits nestled among the neighborhoods of Latham Park, Iriving Park and Fisher Park in Greensboro. A concrete trail runs the length of Latham Park, from North Elm Street south to...
NC 1.2 mi Concrete
The Lower Booker Creek Trail is a paved neighborhood trail in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The neighborhood trail cuts through the woods around Booker Creek, providing a natural escape for neighbors...
NC 0.9 mi Concrete
The Northeast Community Greenway is 1.2 miles of paved hiking and biking pathway. The trail is a safe place that Greensboro residents can get outside and into nature. On a given day, you will be in...
NC 1.2 mi Asphalt
Closure Notice: In October 2018, Tropical Storm Michael caused a large portion of the trail to wash out. Sections of the trail have since closed to undergo repairs, estimated to be completed by the...
VA 5.5 mi Crushed Stone
The Riverwalk Greenway is a 2-mile trail in Hillsborough, North Carolina.  The shared use trail begins at Gold Park and heads east, staying close to the river for most of its length, before concluding...
NC 1.8 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
The 7.5-mile, paved Riverwalk Trail is part of Danville's expanding network of trails. This scenic pathway along the Dan River connects industry, beautiful parks and natural areas. It travels through...
VA 7.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Rolling Road Greenway is one of Greensboro's collection of neighborhood-based pathways bringing residents close to the water bodies in their city; in this case, South Buffalo Creek. The concrete trail...
NC 0.63 mi Concrete
The Sandy Creek Trail cuts a leafy course through Sandy Creek Park, stretching between the park entrance and Pickett Road. It is asphalt-paved, relatively flat and suitable for a variety of uses,...
NC 0.75 mi Asphalt
Shannon Hills Greenway is a concrete path along Ryan Creek in Greensboro, NC. The trail begins in Shannon Woods Park on Vandalia Road. Across Rehobeth Church Road, the trail enters Shannon Hills Park,...
NC 1.15 mi Concrete
Accordion
The North-South Greenway is a complex of trails that link up to allow residents to cross the heart of the City of Durham without the need for a car. The South Ellerbee Creek picks up the southward...
NC 1.4 mi Asphalt
Neighbors can meet and interact on the Southeast Greenway, a 1.2-mile paved recreation path. The trail begins continues on where the Downtown Greenway leaves off, heading south starting at the Freeman...
NC 1.2 mi Asphalt
The Stadium Drive Trail is a component of Durham's North-South Greenway, a series of ped-bike trails crossing the city of Durham. The trail is an important connector; it links the Warren Creek Trail...
NC 1.4 mi Concrete
The Staunton River Battlefield Rail-Trail crosses through the state park battlefield of the same name in rural south-central Virginia. The gravel trail follows an abandoned corridor of the old...
VA 1.25 mi Crushed Stone
The Tobacco Heritage Trail currently runs in a continuous, off-road 17-mile stretch between the southern Virginia communities of Lawrenceville, Brodnax and La Crosse. Along the way, trail-goers can...
VA 22.1 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Martinsville's Uptown Spur Trail, as its name implies, runs along an abandoned railroad spur line. Like the trains before its conversion, the paved trail branches off from the former main line—now the...
VA 0.7 mi Asphalt
The northernmost segment of Durham's North-South Greenway, Warren Creek Trail provides a serene hiking or biking experience and access to a neighborhood park. The trail extends between Horton Road...
NC 1.1 mi Asphalt
The West Ellerbee Creek Trail winds along the stream of the same name. Beginning on Albany Drive in the Watts-Hillandale area of Durham, the paved trail travels through 17-acre Preserve, a protected...
NC 1.7 mi Asphalt

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Recent Trail Reviews

Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway

be careful of traffic and dog poop

April, 2021 by thaddeusstewart728

Overall great trail . But trail is cut in between three busy intersections with plenty of cars so you have to be really careful . Also beware of dog poop among the trail. Some dog owners aren’t cleaning up after themselves .

American Tobacco Trail

20 mile round trip ride today

April, 2021 by bethrathbone1

First time on the ATT. Parked at the New Hill Olive Chapel Road access. So many nice features to this trail. This area is fortunate to have such a lovely trail! Don't hesitate to try it!!

American Tobacco Trail

ATT Roundtrip from Durham

March, 2021 by sweigand_tl

I roundtripped this entire trail in 1 day (44 miles, 4.5 hours, average speed just under 10mph), starting in Durham. Parked in the free lot under the freeway. Unfortunately I noticed a homeless camp there right away. The first 5 or so miles had several homeless camps along the side of the trail; lots of garbage; a security call phone. The next few miles of the trail are currently detoured because of nearby road constructions. Some of the signage along the detour could be improved. I found myself stopping often to look around to see where I was supposed to go next. There are multiple road crossings along the way - stop and be careful crossing the roads; the oncoming cars do not stop for bikers! There are also lots of new homes being constructed along the way as well. The northern end is paved. The southern end finally turns into a nice pleasant ride through the woods (it is fenced-off hunting lands) on a crushed-stone bed. The southern end has large parking areas and restrooms. I was hoping to see more history along the trail, but literally only passed 2 old falling-down tobacco barns along the way. It looks like a great trail (especially the southern end) for locals to jump on for a quick ride or jog, but not something that I as a visitor to the area would ever want or need to ride again.

Accordion

American Tobacco Trail

Nice, safe and peaceful trail

March, 2021 by srinivasreddy.ps

Really astonished to see it for the first time. Had a great time with kids and family. It will be a great bike riding trail during summer ¿

Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway

Too rough for cycling

March, 2021 by mbrooke80

My husband and I love rails to trails cycling. The path here is so rough where roots have grown through and busted the pavement it’s almost impossible to ride in places. We’ll not be going back.

Bolin Creek Trail

I really ejoy this walk. I can walk all my four legged animals and that includes my pot belly pig names Sugar. We had such an amazing time. I am looking for to coming back soon.

March, 2021 by martaeavery

I really ejoy this walk. I can walk all my four legged animals and that includes my pot belly pig names Sugar. We had such an amazing time. I am looking for to coming back soon.

West Ellerbee Creek Trail

West Ellerbe Creek Trail

December, 2020 by rsjc1127

Really nice trail! The section behind Costco is really nice. There is a cool tunnel under I-85 with murals. Be really careful at the Guess Road crossing. The western section has cool art work, and it ends at a nice park.

Warren Creek Trail

Warren Creek

December, 2020 by rsjc1127

Nice greenway with a cool bridge over some wetlands. Drainage problems have largely been fixed, a couple of spots have “root bumps” in the pavement.

Bicentennial Greenway

it is bumpy

December, 2020 by herman27262

It is bumpy and not exactly good for a road bike. If you ride on any trails, then it is acceptable. I enjoy it and it is very peaceful and beautiful. If the tree roots were eliminated, then it would take away from the nature. I highly recommend it

Tobacco Heritage Trail

Tobacco Heritage Trail

November, 2020 by tom.morgan.100

We were skeptical about riding the Tobacco Heritage Trail after reading several reviews. But what a wonderful surprise our ride turned out to be! The 17 mile trail in southeast Virginia is well groomed and maintained with a surface of crushed stone, grass and pavement. The trail goes through canopied forests, tobacco farms and homey small towns. Our YouTube video of the trail is on our channel, Bent on Bike Trails.

Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway

Great Trail for Kids

September, 2020 by fi34xve6gt

Really great trail, we pulled the Burley on our bikes with our two year old. There are a couple play parks to stop at along the way, plus we ended up at the science center where there were paddle boats, playgrounds, lots of fun for kids. My app said I went about 12 miles, it was all fairly shaded and the lake was beautiful. Highly recommend for hiking with children.

Tobacco Heritage Trail

Had a great time. Gradual upgrades.

September, 2020 by mother1child3

Had a great time. Gradual upgrades.

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