The North Oconee River Greenway is a 3.5-mile long, 10-foot wide, paved multi-use path open to all types of non-motorized uses. The trail runs from Sandy Creek Nature Center (connecting with Cook's Greenway Trail), following the North Oconee River south to Dudley Park.
Within the 1/2-mile section from Dudley Park to Wilkerson Street, you'll find a series of interpretive panels that illustrate Athens' rich history. Learn about the North Oconee River, the former Cook and Brother Amory/Chicopee Mill, Dudley Park, Athens' railroad and more. Parking, picnicking and recreational areas are located along the Greenway.
It's open daily from sunrise to sunset. During heavy rains the trail is prone to flooding where it nears the river.
Parking and Trail Access
The Greenway is located in Athens, GA. Parking is available in Dudley Park at the southern terminus of the trail (S. Poplar and Oak streets), in Riverside Park (Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Parkway and Ruth Street) and at the Sandy Creek Nature Center, at the northern terminus of the trail (Old Commerce Road).
greenway is quite an outing
i've been riding the greenway here for 8 years now and the directional medallions are perfect for cyclists, skaters, joggers, or even pups out exploring the greenway as they are embedded right in the concrete trail. if you start at dudley park, you can ...
Great for beginning cyclists
"My family lives in Athens. I'm an accomplished recreational rider/commuter, but my wife and children are very uneasy on bicycles, especially near traffic. The Greenway is perfect for them. We like to start at Sandy Creek Nature Center (where I'm a volunteer) ...
A nice start
"Currently, this is only a 4 mile trail, a short portion of which is on a city street, a significant portion on a wide sidewalk, and the rest (about 1/2) on a dedicated multi-use trail. The trail starts in Dudley Park, not far from the UGA campus and ...