The North Augusta Greeneway follows an abandoned right-of-way of the former Central of Georgia Railway (later the Central Rail Road and Banking Company of Georgia). With its recent extension the trail now meanders 12.5 miles through the riverfront community of North Augusta. It climbs only 200 feet or so over its course from the River Golf Club on the Savannah River through residential neighborhoods and wooded alcoves to its new northern terminus at Bergen Road, just north of I-20. Despite the dense suburban setting, a careful trail design engenders a surprisingly natural environment.
Buffering much of the route is a 100-foot-wide, wooded right-of-way that provides habitat for native birds, deer and other wildlife. Trees hide more developed sections of the trail, while new bridges and culvert tunnels whisk users beneath and over busy road crossings. There is a traffic-light-controlled crossing at busy Pisgah Road. There are also shops along Pisgah Road. Such conscientious environmental planning has earned the Greeneway federal designation as a National Recreation Trail.
Residents use the Greeneway as a travel corridor between surrounding neighborhoods. If you're just visiting, the trail offers a great way to explore the area. Even in the heat of summer, the tree canopy provides significant shade for most of the length. Hop on and mingle with locals out for a ride or a stroll. Roll into Hammond Hill skate park, south of the trail on Cypress Drive in Riverview Park and watch as skateboarders hone their skills. If you're interested in more relaxing pursuits, head to the fishing pier on the Savannah, a short walk from the Riverview trailhead.
Parking and Trail Access
To reach the Riverview Park trailhead from Georgia Avenue in North Augusta, take Buena Vista Avenue west, turn left on Georgetown Drive and continue to the activities center parking lot in Riverview Park. This access point links up with the trail just over 1 mile north of The River Golf Club trailhead. There are also new parking lots at Bergen Road, Pisgah Road and at the activities building in Riverview Park (Fairfield Ave and Riverview Park Dr.).
North Augusta Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services
P.O. Box 6400
North Augusta, SC 29861
The Greenway is a wonderful ride, beautiful, with a diverse landscape/ terrain. We enjoy weekend rides with our son, and his family, a ride even my 8 year old grandson has no problem finishing!
A Couple rough spots, Oh my!
As a local from across the river, Savannah that is, I basically love the trail. I try to ride it everyday. On one stretch basically in the middle the trees are trying to reclaim the trail. I don't know if a steam roller would help, but it probably is ...
North Augusta Trail has bee extended (July 2011)
A "bike ride - field trip" from Atlanta brought us over to the Augusta GA - North Augusta SC area on 6 and 7 July 2011 to ride this trail and the Augusta Canal Trail with one overnight stay. Arriving about 2 PM, we had no more than unloaded and went a ...