Durham Rail Trail

Rod Florence, Senior Project Manager
919-560-4197 ext. 21233

Team Members

Luma Consulting, LLC


Runs from North Durham to Downtown

Current Phase


Designer Project Website

Check out our Durham Rail website for more updates 


The Durham Rail Trail is a long planned for 1.8 mile multi-use trail. It reclaims a portion of the unused Norfolk and Southern rail bed for walking and biking from North Durham to Downtown. Along the way users can connect to major transit stations, take in views above the South Ellerbe Stormwater project, explore nature in wooded sections or venture onto the nearby Ellerbe Creek Trail and American Tobacco Trail. The trail will also provide a home for public art that engages the imagination and captures the unique and authentic stories of Durham. Throughout the design and construction process the City of Durham, Community Partners, Stakeholders and Designers will seek feedback to make this trail enjoyable and reflective of our community.


Walk the Trail -- Drone footage of the trail's current conditions
Past Engagement Events - Happy Trails Flyer
Image for the Durham Rail Trail Public Meetings & Workshops in English
Image for the Durham Rail Trail Public Meetings & Workshops in Spanish