Augusta Canal Trail

EASY 44 reviews

Augusta Canal Trail is a 10.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Augusta, Georgia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
164 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

http://www.augustacanal.com/

16 days ago

Great trail that skirts the river. Walk it, run it, kayak it, or bycicle- ride it all the way to downtown augusta for lunch. Dog friendly.

mountain biking
1 month ago

This is definitely my favorite leisurely trail. There are a good number of side trails as well that offer more of a challenge. Overall, it’s nearly perfect.

hiking
2 months ago

Good trail with a mixture of hardball and unimproved walkways. Moderately trafficked with runners/walkers/cyclists. Easy to get to and there is always parking. Overall, there is minimal elevation change making it easy for all levels of fitness.

4 months ago

Nice long trail—most of it is dirt which is great. Very peaceful—Spanish moss hanging and beautiful Canal. There’s a spot by the river you can picnic which is lovely.

hiking
5 months ago

One thing I hate about this app is that it does not have all the entrances to the canal there are multiple to include lake Olmstead and Eisenhower Park. Also along the trail you can find bike trails that lead to the Savannah for some nice fishing and/or relaxing. The main reason it gets 5 stars is because there’s a lot to do if you can find it. even a rope swing near Rae’s Aqua duct

5 months ago

Little to no shade.

8 months ago

Hidden gem in augusta

hiking
8 months ago

absolutely a beautiful walk. It is a great place to take a relaxing stroll and very easy for kids. the only downside is that it's pretty busy.

walking
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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.

walking
Friday, January 27, 2017

Great place to explore. Love this area.

mountain biking
Monday, January 02, 2017

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.

walking
Thursday, December 15, 2016

I enjoyed the natural sentry which kept me forming thing about how many miles of walking I did.

hiking
Monday, November 28, 2016

Great trail. Went on a weekday, so minimal foot/bike traffic. Probably heavily trafficked on weekends. Trail follows the canal. Scenic. Restrooms available.

trail running
Saturday, October 01, 2016

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.

walking
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

My fiance and I love this trail, it's one of our favorites to date. Moderate foot traffic depending on time of day and there are some great little hidden gems along the way.

walking
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Beautiful scenery, easy walking/biking trail, moderate traffic

walking
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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.

hiking
Wednesday, May 09, 2012

love taking my bike out on the canal.

hiking
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Amazing run!! Ran this yesterday.

walking
Saturday, October 09, 2010

While it isn't the most exciting of trails I did enjoy walking this particularly for the natural factor. It's a well kept and wide trail frequently painted with mothers pushing kids, runners and a plethora of man's best friends. I haven't walked the trail in it's entirety...yet. It is complete with the occasional Port-a-potty for those who aren't comfortable with utilizing the woods and it is laced with points of interest throughout the trail. I like that it is bordered on the sides by the river and the canal. Makes for some great pictures and variety of wildlife. The only way to increase the level of difficulty is if you were to attempt to do the whole trail in a day. The entire trail is about 11 miles long so to go in and back out may take 7-8 hours if you're straight walking. If you're like me and enjoy stopping to take pics, write or simply enjoy being outside it'll take longer.

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recorded canal walk

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