Aiken, SC Trails and Maps

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Explore the best rated trails in Aiken, SC. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Ninety Six Town Trail and Savannah Valley Railroad Trail. With more than 13 trails covering 56 miles you’re bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

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Length
Surfaces
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Augusta Canal Trail

7.85 mi
State: GA
Dirt

Cathedral Aisle Trail

1 mi
State: SC
Dirt, Sand

Heritage Trail (SC)

2.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Ninety Six Town Trail

1.4 mi
State: SC
Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt

North Augusta Greeneway Park

5.5 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Palmetto Trail (Peak to Prosperity Passage)

10.2 mi
State: SC
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Sand

Pelion Rail Trail

0.8 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

River Levee Trail

2 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Savannah Valley Railroad Trail

9 mi
State: SC
Asphalt, Grass

Ten Governors Rail Trail

1 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Three Rivers Greenway

12.6 mi
State: SC
Asphalt

Vista Greenway

0.8 mi
State: SC
Concrete

Williston Rail-Trail

1.6 mi
State: SC
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
This nearly 8-mile trail occupies a unique historic and natural setting in the heart of Augusta. Originally constructed in 1845, the waterway itself is the only unbroken, accessible industrial canal...
GA 7.85 mi Dirt
The Cathedral Aisle Trail is part of a 65-mile network within Aiken's protected Hitchcock Woods. Open since September 1939, this lush forest path is among the nation's oldest rail-trails. Though it...
SC 1 mi Dirt, Sand
There's no better place to take in Greenwood's industrial and railroading past than along the aptly named Heritage Trail, which extends more than 2 miles from the town center south to outlying...
SC 2.5 mi Asphalt
The Ninety Six Town Trail parallels State Route 34 east to west across the length of the town. The trail sits on a disused Norfolk Southern railway corridor. The trail surface is stone dust except for...
SC 1.4 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt
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). The trail meanders 5.5 miles...
SC 5.5 mi Asphalt
The Peak to Prosperity Passage segment of the Palmetto Trail offers an easy, flat route for most of its 10-mile journey. The views from the bridges are beautiful, plus there are ample opportunities...
SC 10.2 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Sand
The small town of Pelion lies 22 miles southwest of the South Carolina capital, Columbia. The town boasts its own rail-trail, a 0.8 mile walking path occupying a disused railway track. The trail is...
SC 0.8 mi Asphalt
Augusta's River Levee Trail offers a paved 2-mile route along the the Savannah River, which divides Georgia from South Carolina, and is flanked by woodlands. Although the trail parallels the...
GA 2 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
The Savannah Valley Railroad Trail will one day follow the Savannah River on a northwest course from McCormick to Calhoun Falls. It will cross two counties (McCormick and Abbeville) and link three...
SC 9 mi Asphalt, Grass
The town of Edgefield has taken pride in the political initiative of its native sons for nearly 200 years and today dubs itself the "Home of Ten Governors." This legacy began in 1816 with Gov. Andrew...
SC 1 mi Asphalt
The Three Rivers Greenway is actually composed of the West Columbia Riverwalk and the Cayce Riverwalk. This beautiful series of riverfront pathways, at the confluence of the Broad, Saluda and Congaree...
SC 12.6 mi Asphalt
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...
SC 0.8 mi Concrete
The Williston Rail-Trail runs between East Main Street and West Main Street in the small Barnwell County community of Williston. The paved trail serves as a safe route to school for students in the...
SC 1.6 mi Asphalt

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Trails by activity

Pelion Rail Trail

SC - 0.8 miles

The small town of Pelion lies 22 miles southwest of the South Carolina capital, Columbia. The town boasts its own rail-trail, a 0.8 mile walking path occupying a disused railway track. The trail is...

Vista Greenway

SC - 0.8 miles

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...

River Levee Trail

GA - 2 miles

Augusta's River Levee Trail offers a paved 2-mile route along the the Savannah River, which divides Georgia from South Carolina, and is flanked by woodlands. Although the trail parallels the...

Augusta Canal Trail

GA - 7.85 miles

This nearly 8-mile trail occupies a unique historic and natural setting in the heart of Augusta. Originally constructed in 1845, the waterway itself is the only unbroken, accessible industrial canal...

Accordion

North Augusta Greeneway Park

SC - 5.5 miles

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). The trail meanders 5.5 miles...

Williston Rail-Trail

SC - 1.6 miles

The Williston Rail-Trail runs between East Main Street and West Main Street in the small Barnwell County community of Williston. The paved trail serves as a safe route to school for students in the...

Three Rivers Greenway

SC - 12.6 miles

The Three Rivers Greenway is actually composed of the West Columbia Riverwalk and the Cayce Riverwalk. This beautiful series of riverfront pathways, at the confluence of the Broad, Saluda and Congaree...

Ninety Six Town Trail

SC - 1.4 miles

The Ninety Six Town Trail parallels State Route 34 east to west across the length of the town. The trail sits on a disused Norfolk Southern railway corridor. The trail surface is stone dust except for...

Heritage Trail (SC)

SC - 2.5 miles

There's no better place to take in Greenwood's industrial and railroading past than along the aptly named Heritage Trail, which extends more than 2 miles from the town center south to outlying...

Ten Governors Rail Trail

SC - 1 miles

The town of Edgefield has taken pride in the political initiative of its native sons for nearly 200 years and today dubs itself the "Home of Ten Governors." This legacy began in 1816 with Gov. Andrew...

Savannah Valley Railroad Trail

SC - 9 miles

The Savannah Valley Railroad Trail will one day follow the Savannah River on a northwest course from McCormick to Calhoun Falls. It will cross two counties (McCormick and Abbeville) and link three...

Heritage Trail (SC)

SC - 2.5 miles

There's no better place to take in Greenwood's industrial and railroading past than along the aptly named Heritage Trail, which extends more than 2 miles from the town center south to outlying...

Three Rivers Greenway

SC - 12.6 miles

The Three Rivers Greenway is actually composed of the West Columbia Riverwalk and the Cayce Riverwalk. This beautiful series of riverfront pathways, at the confluence of the Broad, Saluda and Congaree...

Williston Rail-Trail

SC - 1.6 miles

The Williston Rail-Trail runs between East Main Street and West Main Street in the small Barnwell County community of Williston. The paved trail serves as a safe route to school for students in the...

Augusta Canal Trail

GA - 7.85 miles

This nearly 8-mile trail occupies a unique historic and natural setting in the heart of Augusta. Originally constructed in 1845, the waterway itself is the only unbroken, accessible industrial canal...

Accordion

Ten Governors Rail Trail

SC - 1 miles

The town of Edgefield has taken pride in the political initiative of its native sons for nearly 200 years and today dubs itself the "Home of Ten Governors." This legacy began in 1816 with Gov. Andrew...

River Levee Trail

GA - 2 miles

Augusta's River Levee Trail offers a paved 2-mile route along the the Savannah River, which divides Georgia from South Carolina, and is flanked by woodlands. Although the trail parallels the...

Pelion Rail Trail

SC - 0.8 miles

The small town of Pelion lies 22 miles southwest of the South Carolina capital, Columbia. The town boasts its own rail-trail, a 0.8 mile walking path occupying a disused railway track. The trail is...

Palmetto Trail (Peak to Prosperity Passage)

SC - 10.2 miles

The Peak to Prosperity Passage segment of the Palmetto Trail offers an easy, flat route for most of its 10-mile journey. The views from the bridges are beautiful, plus there are ample opportunities...

Vista Greenway

SC - 0.8 miles

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...

North Augusta Greeneway Park

SC - 5.5 miles

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). The trail meanders 5.5 miles...

Cathedral Aisle Trail

SC - 1 miles

The Cathedral Aisle Trail is part of a 65-mile network within Aiken's protected Hitchcock Woods. Open since September 1939, this lush forest path is among the nation's oldest rail-trails. Though it...

Ninety Six Town Trail

SC - 1.4 miles

The Ninety Six Town Trail parallels State Route 34 east to west across the length of the town. The trail sits on a disused Norfolk Southern railway corridor. The trail surface is stone dust except for...

Savannah Valley Railroad Trail

SC - 9 miles

The Savannah Valley Railroad Trail will one day follow the Savannah River on a northwest course from McCormick to Calhoun Falls. It will cross two counties (McCormick and Abbeville) and link three...

Pelion Rail Trail

SC - 0.8 miles

The small town of Pelion lies 22 miles southwest of the South Carolina capital, Columbia. The town boasts its own rail-trail, a 0.8 mile walking path occupying a disused railway track. The trail is...

Augusta Canal Trail

GA - 7.85 miles

This nearly 8-mile trail occupies a unique historic and natural setting in the heart of Augusta. Originally constructed in 1845, the waterway itself is the only unbroken, accessible industrial canal...

Savannah Valley Railroad Trail

SC - 9 miles

The Savannah Valley Railroad Trail will one day follow the Savannah River on a northwest course from McCormick to Calhoun Falls. It will cross two counties (McCormick and Abbeville) and link three...

Palmetto Trail (Peak to Prosperity Passage)

SC - 10.2 miles

The Peak to Prosperity Passage segment of the Palmetto Trail offers an easy, flat route for most of its 10-mile journey. The views from the bridges are beautiful, plus there are ample opportunities...

Accordion

Three Rivers Greenway

SC - 12.6 miles

The Three Rivers Greenway is actually composed of the West Columbia Riverwalk and the Cayce Riverwalk. This beautiful series of riverfront pathways, at the confluence of the Broad, Saluda and Congaree...

Vista Greenway

SC - 0.8 miles

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...

Heritage Trail (SC)

SC - 2.5 miles

There's no better place to take in Greenwood's industrial and railroading past than along the aptly named Heritage Trail, which extends more than 2 miles from the town center south to outlying...

North Augusta Greeneway Park

SC - 5.5 miles

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). The trail meanders 5.5 miles...

Williston Rail-Trail

SC - 1.6 miles

The Williston Rail-Trail runs between East Main Street and West Main Street in the small Barnwell County community of Williston. The paved trail serves as a safe route to school for students in the...

River Levee Trail

GA - 2 miles

Augusta's River Levee Trail offers a paved 2-mile route along the the Savannah River, which divides Georgia from South Carolina, and is flanked by woodlands. Although the trail parallels the...

Cathedral Aisle Trail

SC - 1 miles

The Cathedral Aisle Trail is part of a 65-mile network within Aiken's protected Hitchcock Woods. Open since September 1939, this lush forest path is among the nation's oldest rail-trails. Though it...

Ninety Six Town Trail

SC - 1.4 miles

The Ninety Six Town Trail parallels State Route 34 east to west across the length of the town. The trail sits on a disused Norfolk Southern railway corridor. The trail surface is stone dust except for...

Ten Governors Rail Trail

SC - 1 miles

The town of Edgefield has taken pride in the political initiative of its native sons for nearly 200 years and today dubs itself the "Home of Ten Governors." This legacy began in 1816 with Gov. Andrew...

Recent Trail Reviews

River Levee Trail

Great area to talk a walk with the family! Parking is not too hard to find being downtown and all.

June, 2020 by stephen.j.caddy

Great area to talk a walk with the family! Parking is not too hard to find being downtown and all.

Palmetto Trail (Peak to Prosperity Passage)

Great trail for mtn. bike newbies. Trail conditions are good. Get there early for best parking, trail is very popular with day hikers & runners.

June, 2020 by bikecholo57

Great trail for mtn. bike newbies. Trail conditions are good. Get there early for best parking, trail is very popular with day hikers & runners.

Palmetto Trail (Peak to Prosperity Passage)

Great trail to learn to ride your mountain bike. Trails conditions good to very good.

June, 2020 by bikecholo57

Great trail to learn to ride your mountain bike. Trails conditions good to very good.

Accordion

Three Rivers Greenway

Columbia Canal Trail, portion of Three Rivers Greenway

June, 2020 by Parkersspace

What a lovely historic trail, with a lower and upper portion. There was also many rangers around working on different areas and so many people I felt very safe even on my own. The upper portion is fully lit and both portions are paved. The lower along the Broad river side is sidewalk style the upper is paved along the canal with signage on the original 1800 canal and lock keepers as you walk. This portion is close to 3 miles, out and back from my parking spot at far end of the trail in the Broad River Canal Riverfront Park. This portion runs along the east side of the rivers. The full Three Rivers Greenway trail appears to have never fully reopened and ends/starts at some Canal Riverfront living condominium and stores. There is free parking and an entrance at both ends of the Canal Trail. The official start appears to be from the parking lot at Blanding and MacDougall St. The trail is fenced closed at that point to continue south but runs north to where I started. The Three River trail appears to continue across the bridge at Klapman Blvd by the map, but I did not see a safe way to cross the bridge to access the other side of the rivers. I also note that I could see the trail where it used to continue to Klapman Blvd along the river but could not access it. It would be nice to know if Columbia ever plans to repair the full trail but there was no notifications anywhere. If i try the west portion I'll be sure to post on it also. 4 stars instead of 5 due it being a bit short for a bike ride, I like at least 7 miles but you could do it twice and get a more reasonable ride that way. It's a great walking spot and could give you a nice easy long walk/hike with spots you could stop to have a lunch along the canal.

Augusta Canal Trail

great trail

January, 2020 by jrstpet

For me a week without doing a double round trip ride from downtown to the falls at least once is incomplete.

Three Rivers Greenway

Nice but, 8.5?

November, 2019 by timmy0728

First, this is a nice paved path.
For the majority of the trail, there is a sand path on the side.
It mostly level with only a couple small hills.
Nice scenary while in between the river and the canal, especially the spillway and the locks at the top end.
Enjoyed seeing a Great Blue Heron and a couple Cormorants, but no alligators. Just seeing one on the other side of the canal would be cool.
Second, the trail is marked every 1/4 mile, but only 2.5 miles long?
Not sure where the 8+ miles are as on the website. Made 2 passes to make up for the shortness.


So if in the area, as always, and looking to get a couple miles in, give this trail a try. You should enjoy it.



Palmetto Trail (Peak to Prosperity Passage)

A glorious walk with a four-legged critters

October, 2019 by mtbikesc

Great place to walk the dogs and enjoy a good day out in the woods...

North Augusta Greeneway Park

Great trail in urban setting

September, 2019 by chadmain

Amazing trail with numerous access points!!! Parked at Bergen Road & went north approx. 1/2 mile to Rippling Creek Lane. There is no parking at Rippling Creek Lane. Walked the entire length to River Club Golf Course - approx. 7 miles (with return trip - 14 miles). The trail was all asphalt with tunnels and bridges for busy roads/railroad tracks. There was a lot of people on the trail biking, jogging, walking, and skating but it was wide enough to accommodate everyone!!! The trail has a gradual slope but was not rolling hills so is easy for all to navigate. There were all ages of people on the trail. There were a lot of trees along the trail so it was relatively shaded. There is a restroom about 0.3 miles south where the north trail and south trails meet (mile marker 0.0N/0.0S). There are no signs anywhere on the trail telling about this restroom except at the park where the restroom is located. I will definitely do this trail again!!! With all the trees of different varieties, I suspect the fall colors will be great!!!

Vista Greenway

Good ride

September, 2019 by dsilcott

Good ride, had alot of fun. Went there yesterday before the river walk.

Three Rivers Greenway

Good ride

September, 2019 by dsilcott

Very good ride. Went from the gervais st bridge to the lylees st entrance. I plan to ride the whole thing but I was on a time crunch. Great for roadbikes but Its also fun for mountain bikes. Has a few features you can take offroad, over some roots & dirt, sand, rock. You can skip some of the windy turns if you want or you can take them, up to you. A fair amount of people can be on the trail though so be careful. Great views overall and its a beautiful ride.

North Augusta Greeneway Park

not bad

August, 2019 by sdspencerdaily

Great for walking and running. Needs some repairs for the bikers. To make it even better you can tie palmetto trail. If you live in north augusta you can make it it a 28 mile trail and it is amazing.

North Augusta Greeneway Park

A good trail!

July, 2019 by jeanette0815

I reside in Augusta and go to this trail when I want a challenge! It up hill going to the turn around point! Fats ride back to entrance! Only issue is depending on the time of day! A lot of walkers so have to get around when large group and cut into your pace! The crossing across the street can be a bit confusing but still a great ride!

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