Explore the most popular views 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.

walking
1 month ago

if you want the feel of nature but don't want to go out in the woods this is the perfect place for you it mainly consists of a small Boardwalk couple short trails off the boardwalk it's the environment that makes this place you feel like you're in the middle of wetlands even though you're smack dab in the middle of a neighborhood

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
5 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.

Extremely short—haha don’t this if you are wanting an actual hike! But it’s very pretty boardwalk.

walking
7 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.

walking
8 months ago

As a active biologist and water quality professional. I found this Hike amazing. It offered a very short but explanatory wind around a low area with a wonderful interpretive center( building). They offer a Holloween tour for kids this time of year. I thought the descriptions of wildlife and layout was short an d pleasant. I went through a extension trail into the woods and had a hot meal prepeared with a msr trail water heater. Although short it was a good excursion from city life. I was glad to hear there were programs for children to see reptiles and wild life.

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

mountain biking
9 months ago

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

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

Hidden gem in augusta

hiking
11 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.

hiking
Friday, July 07, 2017

Just okay. It's really too easy to be called hiking. The views are okay. There are some parts of the boardwalk that were a little low and I found myself looking out for snakes rather than enjoying the scenery.

hiking
Monday, April 10, 2017

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

walking
Saturday, April 08, 2017

Smaller place than I was expecting but nice boardwalks. Nice for a place to get outside for a relaxing stroll, not for getting in miles though.

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 very easy boardwalk trail (with a couple of options to wander off the boardwalks). It's a great nature-viewing area located behind a Zaxby's on a four-lane, divided highway. This is a great place for nature viewing, and anyone who doesn't mind walking around in a small loop will be treated to some lovely views.

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.

walking
Monday, January 02, 2017

This is a nice, quiet oasis in the middle of suburbia. Reed Creek Park is a nature center and boardwalk loop situated on a small wetland area used for educational purposes. Unfortunately, it has several attractions for Pokemon Go players, so they may be watching their phones and not watching where they're going.

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.

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