U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary
 [Register]
Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary The Triangle Area
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-19-2013, 12:23 PM
 
7 posts, read 7,177 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

Recently relocated from Cleveland Ohio to Durham NC, specifically Hillsborough. Staying in an extended stay for the next month near Jordan Lake. I spent a lot of time in Cleveland running on the Towpath trail. I was training for the Marine marathon just before relocating and decided to postpone til next year. I've done some reading on RPT running trails, and tried the Tobacco trail today. It's beautiful and much like the Towpath. I can see advantages and disadvantages to both. My question is this:
I'm a sweater. I usually take a 12 ounce bottle with me that will last for at most 6 or 7 miles. Nice thing about the Towpath was that it was flat, immensely long, scenic, paved, well maintained, and, most importantly (to me) had bathrooms with running water (water fountains) every 1-3 miles on certain stretches, so I could refill my bottle and cool down in the summer. For me, that's a necessity in the heat, and I am a little nervous about running in the NC humidity in the summer. I noticed that the Tobacco trail has bathrooms but, at least the one I parked at, didn't have running water
So, can anyhow suggest relatively flat running trails in the area, longer the better, with bathrooms and running water along the way? Really appreciate any advice you can offer!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-23-2013, 03:38 PM
 
7 posts, read 7,177 times
Reputation: 10
Or.... alternatively, just longest, flattest trails in RTP?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-23-2013, 03:50 PM
 
Location: My House
33,117 posts, read 26,919,810 times
Reputation: 24461
Have you tried using a Camelbak?
__________________
When in doubt, check it out: FAQ
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-23-2013, 04:01 PM
 
1,478 posts, read 1,881,375 times
Reputation: 1521
Quote:
Originally Posted by meh_whatever View Post
Have you tried using a Camelbak?
Or a water belt that will allow you to take more than just one bottle of water like the Amphipod RunLite 4 that'll let you tote around 32 oz of water?

That said, offhand you have good bets with Shelley Lake in Raleigh and Lake Johnson in Raleigh. Johnson's got a pair of hills that can be challenging but it's a nice route overall. I'm not familiar enough with the trails in Orange or Durham counties to offer up advice on those but I know there are bathrooms and water fountains at both Johnson and Shelley.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-23-2013, 04:16 PM
 
7 posts, read 7,177 times
Reputation: 10
Awesome, thank you!
I have tried the camelbak. Couldn't stand the slosh slosh slosh . But, yes, I'll probly try a water belt, or just a 16oz
I'm a wimp, I admit! But it is nice, just mentally, to break things up with a water break/bathroom break every so often.
For now though, just trying to find the best options for training next spring; longest, flattest. Tried Umstead today; it was great, but wow the elevations! Ouch
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-23-2013, 04:21 PM
 
Location: My House
33,117 posts, read 26,919,810 times
Reputation: 24461
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dipdog View Post
Awesome, thank you!
I have tried the camelbak. Couldn't stand the slosh slosh slosh . But, yes, I'll probly try a water belt, or just a 16oz
I'm a wimp, I admit! But it is nice, just mentally, to break things up with a water break/bathroom break every so often.
For now though, just trying to find the best options for training next spring; longest, flattest. Tried Umstead today; it was great, but wow the elevations! Ouch
Umstead is equally taxing on a mountain bike.

This area is hillier than it looks!

My favorite thing about a Camelbak is that you can spray yourself with it.
__________________
When in doubt, check it out: FAQ
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-23-2013, 04:51 PM
 
7 posts, read 7,177 times
Reputation: 10
Hmm, good point!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-23-2013, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
7,705 posts, read 10,086,626 times
Reputation: 6913
There is some sort of facility/mini park/trailhead off the AT Trail with restrooms I beleive. I must be near Chatham Co Wake co line. Not totally sure because I've only seen it on runs and never driven there.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-23-2013, 07:26 PM
 
Location: My House
33,117 posts, read 26,919,810 times
Reputation: 24461
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dipdog View Post
Hmm, good point!
I've done it!
__________________
When in doubt, check it out: FAQ
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-23-2013, 07:53 PM
 
9,558 posts, read 26,429,234 times
Reputation: 9679
The new Falls Of Neuse Greenway runs 6.5 miles starting from Falls Dam in North Raleigh. The greenway is relatively flat and 10' paved asphalt. I love running there. There is a bathroom and water fountain at the start of the trail by the dam but nothing along the trail itself.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top