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This is a very easy boardwalk trail (with a couple of options to wander off the boardwalks). It's a great nature-viewing area located behind a Zaxby's on a four-lane, divided highway. This is a great place for nature viewing, and anyone who doesn't mind walking around in a small loop will be treated to some lovely views.
This is a great trail, though weekends see an uptick in traffic. It's amazingly quiet and peaceful, given how close it is to downtown (and how close it gets at one point to Riverwatch Parkway). Very picturesque with great river and canal views throughout the trail.
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.