Chattahoochee Riverwalk

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The Chattahoochee Riverwalk in Columbus, GA, is a 22-mile linear park skirting the banks of the Chattahoochee River. The meandering and hilly path 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. Today the Chattahoochee draws recreationists from all over, and the trail is well used.

There are many local attractions to visit just off the trail. For more information, call 800-999-1613 or 706-322-1613.

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

Reviews

Be prepared for disruptions...

   April, 2014 by trailrunner 55

The part of the trail that is accessible in the downtown Columbus area is currently disrupted in several places by construction. We were not aware of this and parked at 32nd St. We had to get up on surface streets and at one point negotiate long sets ...read more

perfect view of the river below, winding scene changes too

   February, 2013 by maplover

now i wouldnt say labor day is the best time to go because its quite hot in town then, but we did. but everything else was superb. the concrete surface, the benches, gorgeous treatment as it runs thru downtown and by columbus state art campus, minor league ...read more

Terrific ride

   July, 2012 by kkmcatee

The Riverwalk trail is a hidden gem. The ride along the river was beautiful, and there are two museums to peruse along the way if you need a break. There are bathrooms, water stops and a convenience store just off the trail if you need anything else. ...read more