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This is a nice, quiet oasis in the middle of suburbia. Reed Creek Park is a nature center and boardwalk loop situated on a small wetland area used for educational purposes. Unfortunately, it has several attractions for Pokemon Go players, so they may be watching their phones and not watching where they're going.
Surface is mainly hardpack and a pretty smooth ride. Trail is wide and flat. Fine for most bikes (hybrid, cruiser, mountain). There are also a couple sections of blacktop trail. Fun to watch the kayakers floating down the canal in the summer. Trail is partly shaded.
It was a nice scenic walk. It was more then 3.8 miles if you go out and back, more like 6+ miles. One negative was that we walked it on Saturday where there were a lot of people on the trail. There was also quite a bit of competitive, group bikers that were zipping up and down the trail. A couple times it felt as if they would bump into us as we were walking. We'd consider trying it again during the week days to see if the traffic was less.
This was a very pretty "oasis in the city". I was pleasantly surprised by how peaceful and quiet it was. Most of the park is shaded and there is plenty of seating and picnic tables. Disk golf can be found along all of the trails, but there are also pavilions to rent, plenty of parking, a duck lake, tennis courts, small and large dog park for off-leash fun, a few pretty gardens, a large covered stage for events, a playground for kids, and even a beautiful grassy area with a covered deck for weddings. I came here to explore with my sister and she also loved it. We didn't see as many birds as we expected, but we still enjoyed the park. I can't wait to come back here with a blanket, picnic, and a good book! Thank you to the volunteers who do such a great job with the gardens!
Nice scenery, lots of water views. The trail was very wide and not too crowded for a weekend. The terrain was all flat with no stumps or rocks to trip on. You can certainly get a good distance in. However, there was a lot of sun exposure and very little shaded parts.
Beautiful park and trail. The park is actually a "bird sanctuary" and you see/hear so many birds on the trail. This is in my city so I decided to check it out one day and like Jim said, it feels like you are miles away from urban life! I would do it again.
This trail is one of Augusta's hidden gems as many people STILL don't realize it's there. The scenery is absolutely beautiful, the trail is well maintained, and it's a fairly moderately trafficked area. There's a bike rental shop that's open a few days a week and I also noticed that there's a kayak rental depot, both of which offer opportunities to take in more of the surrounding area. All in all, this is one of my favorite places to go for stroll and it's perfect for beginners looking to get started biking/walking/running as the terrain is very forgiving.
Something for everyone. Walkers,runners (great shaded areas along the path), bikers (easy to moderate trails on and off the main path), kid friendly, rentals for bikes and kayaks, Porta potty's on the trail, great scenery, well maintained. Overall a great place to spend a couple hours to enjoy being outside.
Summer M. on Augusta Canal Trail
I would love to come back and complete this again by biking or kayaking..awesome scenery!
The canal path, while pleasant, it is a pretty lame hiking trail. It is a vehicle service road which is primarily used by bikers, runners and other related activities. This is what I would consider a great running location due to the lack of obstacles and that it is primarily unpaved. For hiking you are not really in a forest, and not really a trail. If you are out for a light walk it is probably nice but someone looking to get a hike in I consider it very boring. There are other trails which I consider better hiking in the area.
Such a well kept trail! Very nice, wide paths great for biking and walking or running.
Peaceful, uncrowded atmosphere.
Come here after it rains to spot many different kinds of mushrooms all along the trail~!
We found a calvatia cyathiformis that we got to take home, have ID'd by a mycologist online, and then fry up with some butter and garlic. Mmmm. :)
The trail runs along the side of the river, and you can even rent single person canoes to go boating in.
Also, enjoy all of the snazzy looking rich-people houses as you find your way to the entrance. xD