Explore the most popular trail running trails near Augusta with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Trail is closed as of 7/6/18

I ride this about everyday to get from Evans to Downtown Augusta, fun and easy ride with beautiful scenery. On my days off I like to take advantage of the Mountain bike trails that are off the side at the Water Works station.

This is my favorite place to ride my bike!

This trail begins as a lovely stroll with the Canal on one side and the Savannah River on the other. The scenery is something to take in. Many reviews mentioned that the trail is heavily trafficked, especially on the weekends. I visited on a Monday (late morning) and there were more folks than I anticipated. Good news, the trail is only moderately trafficked for the first 1.5 mile and then the crowd thins out a little bit. Even though the trail gets a lot of foot traffic, it’s still quiet. Anyway, the trail itself is not that exciting (it’s flat and straightforward) BUT it’s so beautiful, so the scenery makes up for the lack of excitement.

pretty area. great for pet lovers and families. bring old bread lots of geese to feed.

Heavily trafficked. Beautiful views. Easy hike/walk

My dog and I enjoy the Trail’s out here quite often, good walking, ok’ing Trail’s without having to leave town.

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
4 months 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.

Just ran this tonight. It's nice and flat and mostly grass trails the whole way. A short boardwalk and some gravel but no biggie. There are a lot of different paths you can take so you have options depending on how many miles you want to run. I've heard there can be a lot of snakes here in the summer though. Will have to see later in the year.

hiking
6 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.

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.

walking
8 months ago

Flat path mainly used by runners and bicyclist that offers chances to observe the local wildlife along with views of the Savannah river.

hiking
8 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

Little to no shade.

The red trail markers took us down a path that was clearly just where the water drains. The black trail was not clearly marked. It was a joke. Great playground for the kids though.

nice walk with plenty of birds, alligators and plant life. It's pretty open so wear sunscreen.

mountain biking
10 months ago

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

Monday, August 14, 2017

This is half swamp, half sewage treatment plant. So swamp is nice but is short then it's just views of the sewage treatment which is as glorious as it sounds

Monday, August 14, 2017

Hidden gem in augusta

hiking
Friday, August 04, 2017

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.

hiking
Monday, April 10, 2017

Love this park. Has a little bit of everything (water views, woods and open fields).

walking
Sunday, March 26, 2017

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.

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.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

This trail is at Phinizy Swamp NP and it goes through natural and constructed wetlands and woods. Easy walking on good trails. Lots of nature, part of a Global Important Bird Area and one of the top ten birding spots in Georgia.

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.

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.

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