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Bicycling Trails & Rentals

Looking to explore Durham by bike or get a workout in during your trip? Durham has plenty of options, from mountain biking trails to paved paths that run for miles, perfect for cycling. There are also a number of local, independently owned bike shops that offer rentals. Browse the listings below to find what you need to hit the trail.

You also can check out the video below to see what a bike ride through Downtown Durham looks like. It runs from Duke University's Sarah P. Duke Gardens to Golden Belt, clocking in at 4.2 miles and about 25 minutes. (You can see the route here.) 

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Little River Regional Park & Natural Area

  • Park entrance is off Guess Rd, 1 mile north of the Durham/Orange County line
  • 301 Little River Park Way
  • Rougemont, NC 27572
  • (919) 732-5505
  • North Durham (North of I-85)

With 391 acres of park and natural area developed from tobacco farmland, the Little River Regional Park & Natural Area offers ample opportunity to take in the natural beauty of Durham County. There …

American Tobacco Trail

  • Downtown Durham to NC Hwy 54
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 560-4355
  • Downtown Area

12 miles of trails from Downtown Durham to NC Hwy 54, then from Massey Chapel Rd to Durham/Chatham County line. Bicycling, hiking, walking, and running.

The Bicycle Chain

  • 5400 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd
  • Durham, NC 27707
  • (919) 286-2453
  • SW Durham, including Southpoint

Full service bicycle store offering sales, service, and rentals in the spring and summer. Bikes from Specialized, Cannondale, and Santa Cruz. Call ahead for availability.

Bullseye Bicycle

  • 102 Morris St, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 438-3883
  • Downtown Area

Independent, locally-owned bicycle shop in the heart of Downtown Durham offering new bicycle sales, repairs, and bicycle rentals.

Durham Cycles

  • 756 Ninth St, Ninth Street District
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 251-8103
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Bicycle sales, rentals, and repairs just around the corner from Duke University and a short ride from the American Tobacco Trail. Durham's largest inventory per square foot of new bikes, rental …

Durham Parks and Recreation’s Outdoor Recreation

  • 1100 Morreene Rd
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 560-4405
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Programs are founded on the principle that participants learn more effectively if they are actively engaged in the process. We can work with your group to develop a plan for adding adventure learning …

Falls Lake Trail

  • See website for details
  • Durham, NC 277587

A 34-mile nature trail, the area’s longest, that stretches from NC Highway 98, at the Little Lick Creek crossing along Falls Lake, and east into Wake County. Part of the North Carolina Mountains to …

Horton Grove Nature Preserve

  • Jock Road @36.143974,-78.845873
  • Durham, NC 27712
  • (919) 908-8809
  • North Durham (North of I-85)

Horton Grove is Triangle Land Conservancy's largest nature preserve at just over 708 acres. The preserve contains land on both sides of Jock Road in Northern Durham, which was once part of the …

RTP Jogging & Pedestrian Trails

  • Throughout Research Triangle Park
  • Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
  • SE Durham, including RTP & NCCU

Nearly 15 miles of walking and bicycle paths through Research Triangle Park.

Seven Stars Cycles

  • 104 W Parrish St, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 675-2435
  • Downtown Area

Full service bicycle shop located in Downtown Durham offering bicycle rentals with a deposit. Call ahead for availability.


Durham Spotlight
Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604