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.
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.
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.
Easy loop. It's a nice hike down and up a hill.
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...
Love this course, great single track for 95 percent of it. As with many courses, it's only as hard as you ride.
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.
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.
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.
awesome trail ready to ride again