Traveling for nearly a mile in downtown Columbia, this first segment of the Vista Greenway features a 100-year-old railroad tunnel stretching 400 feet under Lincoln Street.
Although short, the new rail-trail has helped transform what was once an unpleasant corridor of the city into a vibrant and critical link for pedestrians and cyclists between residential neighborhoods; Finlay Park, one of the city's most popular recreational amenities; and the Vista, the city's shopping and entertainment district.
The next phase will extend from the park to the historical neighborhoods north of Elmwood Avenue and reach the city's Drew Wellness Center on Harden Street. Eventually, the trail is planned to be a nine-mile route along the former Seaboard Air Line Railroad.
Parking can be found in Finlay Park (930 Laurel Street).