Aiken, SC Birding Trails and Maps

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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

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

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

8.5 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 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
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 8.5 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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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!!!

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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!

North Augusta Greeneway Park

love this trail

May, 2019 by lynseyekema

This is great for first timers learning to road cycle. It starts around i20 and ends around the lovely town of Hammond’s Ferry in North Augusta. Bike down to HF and stop by the Larder or Manuels for a great meal before heading back. Fabulous 14 mile ride under tree canopy. A few stop signs along the way and other types of road sharing.

Augusta Canal Trail

Excellent trail

March, 2019 by markmdye

Very nice, well maintained trail. Lots of parking at the north end near the locks beginning the Augusta Canal. The trail is both dirt and paved between the Savannah River and the Augusta Canal. You actually are using the canal's tow path used by animals to pull barges down the canal over 100 years ago. Walk from locks to I-20 underpass and back is 4 miles.

River Levee Trail

Leaving a trail

March, 2019 by 94waipahu

Fantastic trail for dog walking

Three Rivers Greenway

Too Narrow for Biking, Fine for Walking

February, 2019 by will2sail

The trail is only 8 feet wide and often has a lot of pedestrian traffic, many of whom do not know how to share a trail. I have had to stop and walk my bike several times. Do not recommend for riding.

Heritage Trail (SC)

Access to Trail

August, 2018 by nebaker

I wish there were more access points to this trail. There is one at the end of Bond Avenue in Mathews Mill Village and one behind Greenwood OB/GYN near West Alexander Avenue. If anyone knows of other places to access the trail, besides the beginning at the train museum and the end at Florida Avenue, I would like to know of them.

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