Southern Pines, NC Running Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
Type

American Tobacco Trail

22.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Cape Fear River Trail

7.5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Deep River Rail Trail

3.5 mi
State: NC
Crushed Stone

Longleaf Trail

0.5 mi
State: NC
Dirt

Nick's Creek Trail

1 mi
State: NC
Dirt

Pinehurst Greenway

5.81 mi
State: NC
Concrete, Gravel

Reservoir Park Greenway

2.1 mi
State: NC
Concrete, Gravel, Sand

White Oak Creek Greenway

7 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Beaver Creek Greenway

2.3 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Dunn-Erwin Rail-Trail

7.2 mi
State: NC
Crushed Stone

Endor Iron Furnace Greenway

1.4 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Longleaf Access Trail

0.2 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Sand

Yadkin Rail Trail

0.8 mi
State: NC
Gravel

Forest Creek Access

0.4 mi
State: NC
Crushed Stone, Sand

Roger F. Snyder Greenway

1.5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Concrete

Tanglewood Trail

0.5 mi
State: NC
Gravel

Camp Branch Greenway

0.7 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Forest Creek Trail

3.5 mi
State: NC
Dirt

Knoll Road Trail

1.5 mi
State: NC
Concrete, Gravel

Mill Creek Trail

1 mi
State: NC
Dirt
Accordion

Tall Timbers Trail

0.2 mi
State: NC
Gravel, Sand
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Overview The American Tobacco Trail extends uninterrupted from Durham more than 22 miles south through Chatham County to its southern terminus in Wake County.  About the Route Starting from...
NC 22.2 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Cape Fear River Trail winds through a mix of woodlands and marshes on Fayetteville’s north side, offering stunning views of the Cape Fear River. The trail is relatively flat but with some hills....
NC 7.5 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
The Deep River Rail-Trail follows the abandoned rail bed of the Atlantic and Yadkin Railroad, which began operations in 1897 and shut down in 1980. A segment of the trail travels through...
NC 3.5 mi Crushed Stone
Nestled in the northern outskirts of the charming town of Southern Pines, the Longleaf Trail provides a useful connection between the Pine Grove Village, Talamore and Longleaf neighborhoods. Running...
NC 0.5 mi Dirt
Nick's Creek Trail provides a tranquil route through scenic woodlands. The 1-mile trail runs from Highway 22 south to the Forest Creek Trail, which leads to Reservoir Park, a popular recreational...
NC 1 mi Dirt
The Pinehurst Greenway is located in the heart of a premier golf destination. It winds for nearly 6 miles through the community of Pinehurst and its historic business district. The greenway links...
NC 5.81 mi Concrete, Gravel
The Reservoir Park Greenway is part of a larger system of greenways in the community of Southern Pines in Moore County, North Carolina. The trail loops around the Southern Pines Reservoir (95...
NC 2.1 mi Concrete, Gravel, Sand
The White Oak Creek Greenway runs through Cary, a city in North Carolina’s Triangle region that also includes Raleigh and Durham. On the west end the trail connects to the American Tobacco Trail, the...
NC 7 mi Asphalt
Beaver Creek Greenway offers a pleasant, paved route in the community of Apex, a western suburb of Raleigh. Much of the trail is wooded and it connects two parks, Kelly Road Park and Jaycee Park. The...
NC 2.3 mi Asphalt
The Dunn-Erwin Rail-Trail traverses the Aberdeen and Rockfish (previously Durham & Southern Railway) corridor in Harnett County, North Carolina. It connects the downtown areas of Dunn and Erwin,...
NC 7.2 mi Crushed Stone
Endor Iron Furnace Greenway runs along Big Buffalo Creek on the west side of Sanford, which sits about 40 miles southwest of Raleigh. The paved trail begins at Kiwanis Family Park, which offers a...
NC 1.4 mi Asphalt
The Longleaf Access Trail is a short connector trail between the Tall Timbers Trail and Longleaf Trail. It is part of a larger system of greenways in the community of Southern Pines in Moore County,...
NC 0.2 mi Asphalt, Sand
The Yadkin Rail Trail, also known as the Rock Creek Park Greenway, is a short hiking trail south of Albemarle, North Carolina. The trail follows the same former Norfolk Southern Railway corridor as...
NC 0.8 mi Gravel
The Forest Creek Access Trail is a short connector trail between the Reservoir Park Greenway and Forest Creek Trail. It is part of a larger system of greenways in the community of Southern Pines in...
NC 0.4 mi Crushed Stone, Sand
The Roger F. Snyder Greenway is an ambitious project to create a citywide trail system in Albemarle, North Carolina. A portion of the trail is open for use, including two disconnected segments on a...
NC 1.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Tanglewood Trail is a short, gravel trail in the Tanglewood section of the Southern Pines community, Moore County, North Carolina. The trail is part of a larger system of greenways in Southern...
NC 0.5 mi Gravel
A morning jog, an evening walk or a place to take off the training wheels, this short neighborhood path provides opportunities for that and more. Located in the Stanton Place neighborhood of Cary, the...
NC 0.7 mi Asphalt
The Forest Creek Trail is an important connecter between the Longleaf Trail at its southern tip and Nick's Creek Trail at its northern end. The adjoining Forest Creek Access also links it to Reservoir...
NC 3.5 mi Dirt
The Knoll Road trail is part of the Southern Pines Greenway system in Moore County, North Carolina. It is 1.5 miles and relatively flat, coursing through a quiet residential area of the community of...
NC 1.5 mi Concrete, Gravel
The Mill Creek Trail provides an important linkage between Reservoir Park -- a popular fishing, boating and hiking spot -- and the Warrior Woods residential area. On its western end, the 1-mile trail...
NC 1 mi Dirt
Accordion
The Tall Timbers Trail is a short connector trail between the Longleaf Access Trail and the Reservoir Park Greenway. It is part of a larger system of greenways in the community of Southern Pines in...
NC 0.2 mi Gravel, Sand

Recent Trail Reviews

American Tobacco Trail

very busy trail today

January, 2024 by luke.syvinski

Went 11 miles biking today and it was very busy surprisingly busy for 30 degree Monday in mid January but still a good day

Deep River Rail Trail

Easy trail with pretty views!

December, 2023 by yhp2zj5x2h

We just did this trail with teens- 70’s age range along with our dog. Everyone enjoyed it along with the Faith Rock loop ( Faith Rock trail is still easy but more like a traditional trail). We hope to return to the area in the future and explore more.

Reservoir Park Greenway

Great for walking and running.Not good for biking, sandy, narrow with trees.

October, 2023 by poobala

Great for walking and running.Not good for biking, sandy, narrow with trees.

Accordion

American Tobacco Trail

ATT Trail Review

September, 2023 by eeidem

The American Tobacco Trail is an excellent trail for bikers, walkers, runners, and horseback riders. I did a bunch of research via YouTube on the trail before I drove the hour to get to it. It was shaded, easy to find, and the trail surfaces were superb and easy to ride.

There were available bathrooms at the trailhead and in different areas along the trail. It was exceptionally busy with the cooler temps so you need to watch out for oncoming traffic (runners, bikes).

If I had to pick something to improve, I would fix two things to make the trail even better. First, the markings as you get into the outskirts of Durham (from the south). We missed the trail marker and had a slight diversion. The other thing I would do to improve this great trail experience would be putting more garbage cans throughout the trail to throw out any trash and especially for folks cleaning up after their dogs (doggie bags). No one wants to carry that for a few miles.

American Tobacco Trail

Great bike ride

August, 2023 by jmeyer2030

I started at Solite Park and went to the end and back on my mountain bike (around 30 miles) in around 3.5 hours. The ride is very smooth and scenic.

Some things to consider: A lot of the trail is in the sun and I got a little burnt. There are many places to fill up a water bottle (at least in the summer) so water was never an issue. Have a trail map accessible on your phone because there are some spots that are a little confusing.

I did the trail alone starting around noon. Next time if I start earlier in the morning I would like to do the whole thing.

Cape Fear River Trail

Great until it is not

July, 2023 by janskinj

Great trail. Scenic, uncrowded, plentiful and safe parking. Continuous rolling hills. Boardwalks are wet, moldy and very TREACHEROUS even in dry weather. Be aware. Saw 3 wipeouts within 5 miles. Boardwalk with cover near falls was dry. Others you will want to walk your bike across. ¿¿¿¿¿

Cape Fear River Trail

shady

May, 2023 by guy62sandra

The hills and curves gave this paved and wooden bridge trail a comfortable moderate challenge. Trail is mostly shady with a couple covered bridges given you a nice break from the sun. There were plenty of benches and restrooms. No stores, so don’t forget to bring plenty of water.

Cape Fear River Trail

Fun trail

April, 2023 by asmird2020

This was our first time doing a trail with our E-bikes! It was a pretty fun trail! We did it twice in one day! Made us sore tho! The first part is down hill which is fun but has to go back up it! Wasn’t to bad!

Cape Fear River Trail

nice trail - wish we could have seen more

February, 2023 by jrutch

parked at the nature center (bathrooms!) and walked to the right on the advice of a local that that was the prettier way to go (it was lovely) - took about a mile to get to the river - did 1.75 one way for a 3.5 mile walk - we were driving GA to NJ on 95 and we took the ten minute detour off the highway to break up the drive with a nice walk - WELL WELL worth it ! - would like to come back with the bike someday and see the whole trail

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.

Cape Fear River Trail

Good ride

December, 2022 by jk5g8g7vj6

If you put go out and back you can get a good workout with the hills on the north end.

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.

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