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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.
The trail is lovely and shady. It has a bucolic feel to it and winds past the old Park Seed location. Not much change in elevation, so it's good if you have small children or need to push a stroller or wheelchair. Good for gentle walking to get back in shape after surgery, too! :)
The canal on one side, continuously, and the Savannah River fall on the other side (off and on some of the way), what could be better. Mostly hard-packed clay and light gravel; some disintegrating asphalt and cinder. Occasional mud ruts after hard rains, but usually repaired quickly. Lush in the spring, and beatiful in the fall. Mostly no grade at all; originally the canal tow path. Two prime and one sub-prime, spots to stop and take a dip, one on the Savannah, the other on a canal offshoot; and one near the canal dam. You could even ride up and kayak down. Seriously. I live here and the paved Noth Augusta Greenway is my second favorite, but go-to ride. Both are about 10-12 miles round trip, depending on add-ones. Great close parking at Lake Olmstead off Broad and Millegeville Rds. Cross the wooden bridge, go left and 5 miles later you're at the Canal dam and north-west end of the trail. Worth a stop and soaking in in God's great scenery (to quote my daughter at age 6; not that we're all that pious, but "out of the mouths of babes..."
I begun walking the Greeneway December of 2012 because that was when I got Sadie my dog, buddy and friend. We have walked several parts of the trail, and I find it all beautiful! My favorites are the places where the trees reach toward each other overhead, The only negative issues for me are bikers that pass with no warning and a shortage of restrooms, so I choose sections of the trail where a restroom is near, and I walk facing the bikers to avoid surprises. I really appreciate the Greeneway Trail, and I am glad I live in North Augusta, SC!
rode the trail and the scenery was very nice and liked the historical landmarks. plenty of photography opportunities on the savannah river and liked the waterfalls near the bike shop and visitors ctr. the trail also extends 4 miles near Evans ga on Evans to locks Rd. also close to I-20 about 5-10min. close to Washington Rd area
Rode the entire length of the trail twice it was exhilarating both mentally and physically. The paved surface enables a smooth ride. The only downside was the amount of other patrons who were standing in the middle of the path. Look forward to my next opportunity to ride the trail and it future extension.
Nice scenery, friendly people love the change on foliage from spring to summer to autumn. Get to see lots if turtles sunbathing and the occasional beavers. Very good for family outing or by yourself
Walking, biking, or running, from the trailhead at the locks down to Lake Olmstead and beyond, this trail is a must visit.
The trail ends right near the 13th street bridge going over the savannah river into Augusta. Cross the bridge and ride approximately 1 1/2 miles to Augusta canal trail which runs between the canal and the savannah river. http://www.traillink.com/trail/augusta-canal-trail.aspx. While on the SC side stop at Manuel's Bread Cafe. A short distance from the river loop on the Greeneway with nice shaded outdoor seating. http://manuelsbreadcafe.com/. Combining the 2 trails makes for a nice ride.
The trail now has about 9 miles of trail open and maintained. There are parking places in several of the trailhead entrances that are also marked with trail kiosk signs. Along the trail are rest benches, picnic tables and the trail has mile markers every half-mile. The Railroad Trestle over water has been refurbished, has a picnic table and is in use - it is about 1/2 mile from the parking area on Route 7. Just about the whole trail goes thru forest so it is shaded in warmer weather. All in all it is an enjoyable walk or bike ride with access to some historical sites.
It is hard to believe you are only a mile and a half off of I 20 when riding this trail. The trail is nice hard packed red clay and asphalted in some areas. Stop and read the placards and learn the history of the area and be sure to go all the way to the head gate where there is still a working hand cranked gate for the canal locks that were built in 1874. The ride is full of stunning beauty of the Savannah river and the canal tow road. If you are on a mountain bike be sure to ride one of the best single tracks I have ever come across. Enjoy the ride and share the info with others.
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