Augusta Canal

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.80 out of 5
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Easiest
12
miles

Fire Road
157
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
1:25
avg time
Trail Description
About this trail
You can leave your suspension forks at home for the ride on the canal, but do bring an extra water bottle along--the Georgia humidity is a biker's worst nightmare. The singletrack starts at the pumping station by the railroad tracks. There are two well marked loops, a red (about 4 miles) and white (about 3 miles). If you stick to the canal, the ride can be a leisurely Saturday afternoon stroll with the family, an intense endurance-building workout or a shortcut to historic downtown Augusta. Be sure to check out what's going on at Riverwalk. There are often concerts or shows at the ampitheater, a large Christmas tree and festive decorations in the winter, and in the summer there is a large fountain of water in the center of Riverwalk to cool off in. You can also grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants, visit Fort Discovery or the Augusta Art Museum, and have a snowcone.
added by mudhunnySingletrack December 31, 2002
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (32 total check-ins)
  stephenhaze   on Jul 17, 2015
  ncurry504   on Jul 11, 2015
  ABW928   on May 22, 2015
  ABW928   on May 17, 2015
  dgaddis   on May 12, 2015
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Bunny Hop


August 31, 2015
 
Review: Good way to burn a few calories. Wide, easy trail with an 2.4-mile MTB loop at the pump house trailhead for those feeling a bit froggy. Very popular when the weather is cool. Lots of runners, dogs (never run into any aggressive ones though!), walkers, etc.

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Granny Gear


February 2, 2015
Cannon5 Granny Gear  
 
Review: The Augusta Canal Authority and the local biking community has done a great job with the canal trail and the singletrack mountain bike trail. It is amazing what has been done in the last few years to this area.

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Granny Gear

July 7, 2014
sandy_55 Granny Gear  
 
Review: This is a flat trail, good for those who just want to cruise.

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World Champ


October 17, 2013
 
Review: For what this is--a flat, wide dirt path--it's pretty awesome. Great views and even opportunities for singletrack along the ride. Plus the canal is a great option for getting between the suburbs and downtown.

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Bunny Hop

May 26, 2013
cabermedia Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Runner: north from pump house, ie Augusta Waterworks building, is packed gravel, flat and shady... great for summer runs/rides. South of the pump house is open, flat, not much shade. It's an easy getaway from metro Augusta that doesn't have many places to run/ride without competing with traffic.

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Gnarly

September 18, 2012
jfigel76 Gnarly  
 
Review: Flat, shaded, dirt and nice views. You can drive a car down the trail but not the bridges. Good after work ride or recovery ride.

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Trailblazer


August 17, 2012
klowe8828 Trailblazer  
 
Review: just a flat, after work take the kids biking kind of trail. there are several little pump tracks just off the trail if you look for them. relaxing ride to take in the scenery, but nothing difficult

Similar Trail: north augusta greenway

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Granny Gear

March 27, 2012
jcwilliams Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great for Beginners. Canal trail gives you 7 miles one way on flat dirt/gravel. Single track by pumping station is perfect for beginners. Fairly narrow, no major elevations, only a couple technical spots. Harder to ride when wet b/c trail is all dirt ...very clean so rain gets it kind of loose. Short razor's edge section for experienced riders only - 2-3 foot trail with 10-20 foot drop off over river bank, with portruding roots...Fun Though!

* Review edited 3/27/2012

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Bunny Hop

November 21, 2011
jayzilla Bunny Hop  
 
Review: The Augusta Canal is a great way to spend the afternoon in the CSRA. Running from The Savannah Rapids Park into downtown Augusta the trail gives easy access to what I have deemed the sweet spot - a little place on the river to stop and enjoy the scenery. The trail features I believe 3 porta potties along the way.

Similar Trail: North Augusta Greenway

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Gramcounter

June 3, 2010
 
Review: This is a great trail to work on your cardio and have a little fun. I like to start at the locks and make my way to the Pumping station for a couple of laps and then continue down to the Canal to BMX track near Olmsted park. I like to work in Whoop-De-Dos of the BMX park to refine my pumping skills. Then I head back to the locks at full speed and then crank up the giant hill to the parking lot.

Similar Trail: Bartram trail

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Augusta Canal MTB Trail 3.80 out of 5 based on 20 ratings. 20 user reviews.
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