Ft. Benning Fitness Trail

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Fort Benning, Georgia

Ft. Benning Fitness Trail is a 4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Fort Benning, Georgia that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: 387 feet Route Type: Loop

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Great trail located in Ft. Benning GA. There is alot of fast flowing sections, steep climbs and a downhill area with small doubles. For the most part the trail is for intermediate riders but it is unlikely you will get easily winded. The trailhead is located right beside the golf course.

hiking
off trail
6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

fun trail. took my dog and SO here. very relaxing and nicely shrouded in the woods. beautiful trees and the trail is extremely clear. saw some nice nature... a few lizards and a really cool green beetle. good times.

hiking
10 months ago

Starting a new chapter. Medium difficulty, for now.

hiking
rocky
Wed Mar 20 2019

There are so many reasons to not like this trail. I was hoping for a place I could get in a quick run while on post but this trail is covered in rocks and not at all fun. No switchbacks. No fun little side trails. No enjoyable terrain. It looks like the Army Corps of Engineers cut a wide loop out in a collection of trees and then laid rocks down on what they cut out. I won’t run there again.

walking
Thu Dec 27 2018

Dec 26th 2018. We are currently walking this to check it out. It's a perfect walk to get a good variation in elevation and that will get your heart rate up. Hardly any issues other than wanting to stop and admire nature. No spider webs as posted in a previous review so the cooler months help with that. Very peaceful.

walking
Sun Aug 05 2018

This trail is ok if you're looking for some quiet time on base. Watch out for massive spider webs w huge spiders that cross the trail. After doing the entire trail last week, I would not reccomend riding or running this trail unless you want to head straight into webs and spiders. We had to crouch under webs on the main trail approx 10-15 times. The excersize equipment is old and at the time was overgrown w weeds and spiders. The trail is dog friendly. Parking is a small unpaved lot on the right side of the road, with a small trail entrance coming from the parking area. Several mountain bike trails lead off the main trail. I did not explore those due to spiders. May be better in cooler months.

running
Mon Mar 05 2018

Decent run with rolling hills. Fitness stops along the route if that’s your thing.

running
Sun Feb 25 2018

Good trail for different reasons. The gravel loop is 1.5 miles long if you don't include the down hill section to the loop from the parking lot. There is some single track trail off on the right when you first start if you are going counter clockwise. I ran on the single track for about 2 miles. However I jumped off to take care of some strides on the main loop. The single track is a MTB trail so be careful on that. It can get pretty technical in some sections. Be aware, copperhead snakes are crawling. I saw one on the main trail yesterday.

hiking
Sun Nov 26 2017

The tiny parking lot is on 1st Division Road just off of Dixie Road on the right. I have posted a picture. There are more then one trail in the woods, the official fitness trail (gravel and leaves) and a lot of narrower mountain bike trails, over sticks and roots through the woods. I took the official trail today with my 3 year old granddaughter. It is about a 2 mile loop from the parking lot. A few days ago I ventured into the woods alone and walked a mix out of the smaller trails and the official trail. It was just me and the squirrels out there and today (Sunday afternoon) we saw only one mountain biker.... as an FYI the trail itself is not visible from the parking lot. There are two tiny foot path that lead to the gravel path....

running
Sat Apr 22 2017

I liked this trail, which is accessible for those on Fort Benning. Nestled in a green belt of shaded trees and undergrowth between the base golf course and residential housing, a well marked trail head is found at the intersection of Dixie Road and First Division Road, w a small gravel parking area 50' from the trail head across from the golf course. There's a well worn single track about 20' long from the parking area onto the gravel trail. It offers a stretch of gravel jeep trail, together with dirt single track courtesy our MB friends, and some hills. The gravel trail is a short loop, with a well-marked "halfway crossover" you may use to adjust distance or emphasize hill repeats--a 10% +/- grade about 200' long follows the crossover point and makes for a reasonable circuit to do Hill work. The course begins and ends w a short 13-14% grade. Other hills are found along the way. Moving down trail from its head, you will see single track bike trails left and right. I ran these and looped back to the gravel , completed a full loop of the gravel and a half loop of the gravel for a 4.1M distance. There is more single track than I explored this trip, for added distance but I think to get beyond 4M you must repeat loops or add in the bike/jogging path that runs along First Division and Dixie. It is perfect for short runs and Hill work. Others have mentioned the exercise stations along the way for circuit training if of a mind to add those into your workout. I saw one other runner on a Saturday afternoon. Note, on the single track there will be lots of leaves and pine cones obscuring roots--they don't look like much, but are insidious. I nearly rolled an ankle--don't run mindlessly. I recommend wearing sunglasses--quite a few low hanging branches and vines to catch your face. Finally, it's the Deep South in a wooded area--careful for poison ivy, sumac and oak at trail edge and look for diamondback and copperhead snakes. I saw none, but expect they're around.

hiking
Thu Mar 16 2017

Easy loop. It's a nice hike down and up a hill.

Mon Feb 20 2017

just ran this trail, well kept and maintained, pretty cool how it has workout/stretch stations every so often. I followed the trail signs to stay on and not venture off and my strava clocked the length at 1.75 miles total in one full circle. kinda pissed but good for beginners overall...

mountain biking
Wed Feb 18 2015

Love this course, great single track for 95 percent of it. As with many courses, it's only as hard as you ride.

mountain biking
Mon Dec 08 2014

Found the single track awsome trail once we got on it it was well marked. Could use a trail head marker. wish I had found this trail sooner heading back to KS this week.

mountain biking
Sat Nov 22 2014

Was greatly disappointed only 1.25 mi packed gravel road. Hopefully we missed some of the trail. Are there any turn offs or sections that go off the main fitness trail? Looks great for running and hitting the fitness stations but not suitable for mountain biking.

mountain biking
Sun May 26 2013

This course will become the premier course on columbus very soon. several people have been working on this course and it is at 7.0 miles of trail and growing. While riding I even noticed 2 miles of flags marking out the new section. It is is a complete loop and has a lot of quick climbs and decents. The course is very technical and takes about 45-55 minutes to complete based on fitness level. The Course is not far off from being finished at 10 miles. MWR, the Eagle Scouts and several Army units are involved in making this course what it has become. This will be the course to ride in Columbus in the very near future.

mountain biking
Fri Feb 22 2013

awesome trail ready to ride again

hiking
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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

running
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hiking
Wed Apr 17 2019

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Mon Dec 31 2018

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