The Chattahoochee Riverwalk in Columbus, skirts the banks of the Chattahoochee River. The meandering and hilly paved pathway links the quaint cotton mill village of Bibb City, downtown Columbus, and the drill fields at Fort Benning.
The Chattahoochee River originates in the mountains of north Georgia and flows to the Florida Panhandle. Steamboats loaded with cotton plied the river through Columbus in the 1800s and commerce depended on the river with the arrival of the railroad and other means of transportation.
You can continue your exploration of the Chattahoochee River along the Chattahoochee Valley Railroad Trail, just over the border in Alabama. A connection to the Columbus Fall Line Trace also offers the opportunity to travel 11 miles through Columbus with access to many of the city's amenities.
The Chattahoochee Riverwalk runs through Columbus, GA, and has several access points and parking is available in numerous places along the route. Access points include:
Bay Avenue and 11th Street
Front Avenue and 8th Street (stairs behind Space Center)
Front Avenue and Sixth Street (sidewalk)
Golden Park (stairs and sidewalk)
Civic Center (stairs)
Rigdon Park (sidewalk)
23rd Street sidewalk)
Bibb Mill (sidewalk)
Hemlock Park (sidewalk)