Augusta Canal Trail

EASY 18 reviews

Augusta Canal Trail is a 3.8 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 best used from September until December.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
104 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

river

views

Beautiful wide path along the Augusta Canal and Savanah River

mountain biking
1 month ago

Great trails off main for mountain biking. I'll be back..

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

mountain biking
5 months ago

trail running
6 months ago

7 months ago

7 months ago

walking
7 months ago

I love this trail, but it is a weekend hot spot, so expect crowds. During the week, it's less populated. I've never felt as though bicyclists were competing with walkers, but we always moved to the side to let them pass. I truly love the scenery along this area of the canal and river and appreciate the interpretive signs that have been placed since the area became a National Heritage Area. As noted from previous comments, this is not a hiking trail, and is very attainable for those just wanting to go for a nice, scenic walk with the family. If visiting, please take a moment to pause at Major Donahue's memorial.

9 months ago

hiking
Sunday, October 16, 2016

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.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

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.

hiking
Saturday, August 29, 2015

I would love to come back and complete this again by biking or kayaking..awesome scenery!

hiking
Sunday, May 17, 2015

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.

hiking
Monday, November 10, 2014

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

mountain biking
Saturday, April 12, 2014

walking
Saturday, May 25, 2013

walking
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A fantastic wide walking or bike riding path along the river. Quiet, great views of the river. Loved it!

hiking
Wednesday, April 18, 2012