An accessible ride for cyclists of all levels, the rail-to-trail project starting in downtown Durham and leading south to Jordan Lake is making waves in North Carolina's biking community. With its evolving improvements, increasing safety, and multi-use potential, it's becoming a favored route for everyone from casual riders to marathoners.
The trailhead is conveniently located under the Durham Freeway overpass, adjacent to the Durham Bulls Stadium. Simply head south from here to embark on your adventure.
Contrary to mountain bike trails, this pathway offers minimal grades and is well-signed, making it suitable for novice riders and those seeking a leisurely experience. The first few miles are particularly sunny with numerous street crossings. However, as you go south of 40, the trail becomes paved for an additional seven miles and then transforms into a shaded bridle path.
The trail boasts serene landscapes that serve as a peaceful backdrop for your ride. Its southern part is notably picturesque. While the trail is open and sunny north of 40, it morphs into a canopy of shade as you proceed southward.
Whether you're a beginner cyclist, a road biking enthusiast, or someone looking to clock in some tranquil miles, this trail offers something for everyone. Its accessible location, variety in terrain, and community acceptance make it a gem within Durham's city limits.
Enjoy your ride down Durham's newest trail addition!