Chattahoochee Riverwalk

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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.

Parking and Trail Access

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)
Rotary Park
Rigdon Park (sidewalk)
23rd Street sidewalk)
Bibb Mill (sidewalk)
Hemlock Park (sidewalk)
Lake Oliver


Best part of Columbus

   October, 2016 by danjeffords

Since May of 2016 I have ridden this trail at least 20 times. There are several good entry points, but my favorite route is to park near Lake Oliver Marina and start at the very north end of the trail. Your can ride several miles to the dam and more

Nice Trail

   July, 2016 by rjbaptist

Parked at the civil war naval museum and entered the trail there. Path is well paved and mostly level. Plenty of places to stop along the way. Overall a nice 'Sunday Stroll' trail. Recommended! read more

Great trail

   July, 2016 by curtis.hammontree

My Wife and I rode this trail over the weekend it was nice and clean. there were many folks riding and walking the trail and it was beautiful and enjoyable. I was forewarned where to park and heeded the advise.I had a great time. read more