Americus, GA Running Trails and Maps

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Chattahoochee Riverwalk

15 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Concrete

Columbus Fall Line Trace

11 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Concrete

Riverfront Greenway Trail

2.4 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Follow Me Trail

2.6 mi
State: GA
Asphalt

MLK Trail

1.9 mi
State: GA
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Chattahoochee Riverwalk in Columbus skirts the banks of the Chattahoochee River, which follows the border between Georgia and Alabama. The meandering and hilly paved pathway links the quaint...
GA 15 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Columbus Fall Line Trace trail runs between the 14th Street pedestrian bridge in Uptown and Psalmond Road Recreation Center in Midland. It follows the former right-of-way of the Norfolk Southern...
GA 11 mi Asphalt, Concrete
This 2.4-mile paved trail extends from Riverfront Park to Cox Landing and includes scenic overlooks along the Flint River. Stroll along the Oxford Environmental Park Nature Trail, an off-shoot of the...
GA 2.4 mi Concrete
The Follow Me Trail is a 2.6 mile rail-trail in Columbus Georgia. The trail occupies a former Fort Benning Railroad right-of-way and current electric utility corridor, providing a mostly flat, paved...
GA 2.6 mi Asphalt
The MLK Trail parallels its namesake boulevard for over a mile-and-a-half. The trail's character is a combination of suburban and industrial. The two-lane trail connects residents of the adjacent...
GA 1.9 mi Concrete

Recent Trail Reviews

Chattahoochee Riverwalk

Beautiful Fall Morning

October, 2023 by donmyers0509

This trail is a joy. A bit hilly in spots but nothing too crazy ( going north). It has a park like setting as you ride along the river. The army base was interesting as well. I got to see the parachute drop, some cool old planes, a little history, and the firing range. I was not expecting any of that. I’m glad that I did this run.

Chattahoochee Riverwalk

Great trail but poorly maintained

February, 2023 by k.bridges

Great trail for riding bikes but very poorly maintained. Rode from 11:30 am until 2:30 pm on a Sunday and not one restroom marked along the trail was unlocked and most were very unkept and grown up on the outside. We’ve visited and ridden trails all over the southeast and we were disappointed in this trail. Loved the trail but didn’t like anything else about it, especially the constant dodging of dog poop right there on the paved trail. You would think that people would at least get them in the grass off the side! Safety for your vehicle is also a priority as most parking areas are high crime.

Chattahoochee Riverwalk

Great short trail

February, 2023 by neil4

I've ridden this trail a few times in recent years on my annual drive south to Florida. It's only about 11 miles long on the east side and 1 mile on the west side, but very scenic and interesting. I stay at the Courtyard Phenix, which has easy access to the trail over a cool bridge. The Hotel Indigo rooftop bar has a not-to-miss view, although food and service is meh.

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Chattahoochee Riverwalk

Very scenic and well kept.

September, 2022 by cshoup_tl

Very scenic and well kept.

Riverfront Greenway Trail

Decent Trail

August, 2022 by wmherman

I ride this trail regularly since it's near my home. It's especially nice that it links to the very nice bike path that runs through Albany, GA and connects to the rails-to-trails project that will eventually go from Albany to Sasser. The rails-to-trails portion isn't paved yet but you can still ride 10 plus miles on the dirt path, part of the way to Sasser. All-in-all I can start at Cox Landing, ride the paved trail to Turtle Park in Albany, then ride the city bike path to the rails-to-trails path, ride part of the rails-to-trails path, then return to my starting point while covering 20 plus miles total.

Chattahoochee Riverwalk

Outstanding Trail

June, 2022 by davidmsr

Chattahoochee River trail is one of the most scenic of the 30 Rail to Trails that we’ve ridden. Paved, smooth, relatively flat (a few inclines a trail goes up to parks or trailheads) We stared at the 14th Street pedestrian bridge that connects Georgia to Alabama crossing the Chattahoochee (rapids at this location) The trail goes under the bridge and you can go north or south from this location. Going north we had a detour, followed by trail closure for repaving. Going back south no issues. Many parks, benches and shade along the trail. Made a stop at the National Civil War Navel Museum, really great display of actual ships and recovered artifacts from Civil War. 15 miles of great views, smooth trails, and very few people on the trail, especially on southern end.

Columbus Fall Line Trace

Great Family Ride on the Dragonfly

July, 2021 by kz1906

This trail is also appropriately called the Dragonfly Trail.. Our ride started off a bit shaky as we were looking for clear markers of where the Columbus Fall Line Trace intersected with the Chattahoochee Riverwalk. After asking a few locals who kept mentioning he Dragonfly Trail, we finally realized that the Columbus Fall Line Trace and Dragonfly Trail are one in the same. From there we were able to locate the starting point near the Pedestrian Bridge on 14th street. The trail has convenient (green) path markings on the ground and addition signs on street lights/posts which includes mile markers. The trail was not very busy which made our ride much more enjoyable as we didn’t have to dodge people or pets.. It crossed several busy streets at the beginning however each crossing had pedestrian light buttons and clear marking on the ground. Once we got past the downtown area around 6th street and Piedmont Hospital the trail was more quiet and wooded. There is another busy section around Columbus State University but again the street lights are very helpful. The rest of the trail up to Flat Rock Park was a great and peaceful ride. We didn’t go all the way to the end but will plan to include the last 2 miles on our next trip..

Columbus Fall Line Trace

Inline Skate Friendly

October, 2020 by gramsey_92

I skate this trail regularly and I also run it. It’s great for both. It’s nearly flat the entire route which is awesome for a nice fitness skate session. There’s also steady foot traffic and bikers, even in the more remote areas, so one won’t feel too isolated. That matters to me as a woman. I park at Flat Rock Park and from there, you have immediate access. As for skating, the pavement is excellent. Little to no roots or cracks and generous width. Just be mindful of the change in texture on bridges, road crossing entrances and the leaf litter and walnuts in the fall. Lol

Chattahoochee Riverwalk

Great Ride

September, 2020 by eitys3ibpz

Bought new bikes from Ride on Bikes in Columbus and then rode the trail the following morning. (8/22/20) It was truly the most fun my wife has had on a trail to date. The trail was really nice and filled with people biking, running, and walking. Hope to go back again when the infantry museum opens back up

Columbus Fall Line Trace

Flat, mostly shaded ride.

August, 2020 by melissalynnburlin

This is such a hidden gem! Just 15 mins from our new home in Columbus, the trail is clean, quiet and well kept. We rode an out and back from Psalmond Road, about 10 miles total. Had a decent amount of shade and the road was flat, for the most part. I can’t wait to come back and do the entire trail!

Chattahoochee Riverwalk

Wonderful Ride

May, 2019 by pnmcveigh

A group of 6 semi aged men from St Marys GA recently ventured west to bike this and others in the area. This is a beautiful trail , well maintained (with a short construction detour presently). Kudos to the city of Columbus for putting a significant investment in the downtown part of the trail in particular. Good workout and plenty of watering holes in Columbus to reward yourself. Nice variety of environment I.e. riverside, urban, country side.

Chattahoochee Riverwalk

start at the infantry museum

October, 2018 by tnobis60

If you start at the northernmost trailhead (Lake Oliver Marina) there is still lots of construction in progress & detours. Otherwise really fun trail

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