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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..
This was our first experience with this trail. I like that it's been newly paved. Not a huge amount of scenery on this trail but nice blend of small Alabama town and woods. I wish there was better signage. We got slightly confused with the 4-lane crossing because the trail just abruptly ends and you can't visibly see where it starts across the Hwy 29 4-lane. Mostly level trail. I was hoping the trail would take you down to the Chattahoochee River but it just abruptly stops once again. Would be nice if they could somehow incorporate the trail with the river. But overall, a nice ride and nice trail.
My sister and I just started what we like to call Cycling Sundays to just get out of the house, get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors. I downloaded the TrailLink app and have absolutely loved it. We found this Trail on it and decided to try it out. A lot of the older reviews made me a little weary, especially the ones regarding the safety of the bridges. I am here to reassure everyone that those wooden bridges are no more, they were replaced with metal bridges. All in all we loved the scenery and hope that the other end of the Trail opens back up soon.
As a long time resident, I have learned the best time to use the path is BEFORE school lets out and after a typical work rush hour. (Before 4:00 PM and after 6:00 PM weekdays) Reason? This is a golf cart community where many teens and adults use the path to commute. And unfortunately, they use it like the German Autobahn. Also, wear something bright, because the woods surrounding the path system are thick and there are some blind corners. Otherwise, HAVE FUN!
We love the path system for golf carting, walking, biking. The whole city is connected by these wonderful paths.
I guess I expected much more... The trail was a little confusing to follow and we wound up on a main road for half a mile. We found the correct place to cross on the way back and we’re able to avoid riding on the road other than crossing streets. There is one section going through a wooded area that was very nice.
We enjoyed our bike ride with our young daughter just learning to ride. Although the holes in the bridges are pretty gnarly for training wheels and half of the path is closed.
The MOW Trail is a great trail for the beginner cyclists with easy access linking Downtown Pine Mountain shops & restaurants to the beauty of FDR State Park & Callaway Gardens.
I grew up here in Ptc and know how bad the young drivers are. I was one of them. You get way more experience than most kids do. At night/ evening I walk my dog with my daughter. You must make yourself visible!! I put a bright... light on my dog and we both carry flash lights. Insanely bright flash lights. Just be aware of what’s around you. Especially the kid texting and driving coming up behind you.
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
I had high hopes for this one, because I thought we he mounds, music history and cemeteries would be interesting. It looks like the city made an effort at one time to invest in their greenways and parks, but the portion we rode was unkempt and unclear. Lots of construction and little revitalization. Maybe down the road they will get it all together and it will be a nice ride.
The bridges on the trail are wooden and have holes in them that are covered by plywood. I fell off my bike when my tire hit a piece of the plywood and was banged up pretty bad.
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