Augusta Canal

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.75 out of 5
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Easiest
12.0
miles

Fire Road
157
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
1:16
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.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (25)
 

Gramcounter

March 1, 2019
genedona Gramcounter  
 
Review: It was a great ride on a very well developed River Front. Most of what we rode was like a rails to trails like system, but there was some very nice beginner mountain bike trails connected to the main trail system that my wife and I really enjoyed! Good, good signage everywhere and everything was very well maintained.

Similar Trail: Rails to Trails

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Doubletrack


August 5, 2016
MTBCrash29 Doubletrack  
 
Review: Not much of a "Mountain Bike" trail. Pumping station is the only real single track in the area connected to this trail, but lets face it....If you are in this area and are looking for a single track trail worth riding, go to F.A.T.S., its just down the road, Several trails within this area that are more mountain bike ready. Trail has areas that travel along the canal that are not the greatest.

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Granny Gear

May 29, 2016
leh85940 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Awesome flat trail with a mix of dirt, gravel and pavement. Can be busy on the weekend with people walking. Lovely view of the water!

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Doubletrack

January 21, 2016
jaybird57 Doubletrack  
 
Review: Nice flat ride along the dirt roads of the canal and through parts of urban areas of Augusta.

Similar Trail: North Augusta Greeneway

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Singletrack


November 21, 2015
C-Lo Singletrack  
 
Review: This is a good path if you want to burn some time and enjoy nature without going to far from home. I liked listening to the rapids while riding on the trail. A lot of walkers and runners on the path. The path is literally a dirt road (Georgia Red Dirt) almost all the way. There are plenty of places to stop and enjoy the scenery.

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Gramcounter

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 8, 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 18, 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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Augusta Canal MTB Trail 3.75 out of 5 based on 25 ratings. 25 user reviews.
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