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Level: Intermediate
Length: 3 mi (4.8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +27/16 ft
Total: 104 riders
 

Mountain Biking Pumping Station

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#51 of 393 mountain bike trails in Georgia
#1,152 in the world

This trail is unbelievable. It is some of the smoothest, tightest, fastest singletrack I have ever been on. There is a main trail (which is two small loops connected by a two-way section) and there is the Razor's Edge branch, which just by-passes the two-way section to make it a true loop. Combine this trail with the canal trail and you have a good workout. Lots of twists and turns, very few roots, a few fast gullies, and lots of neat views of the river. A great trail.

First added by alvin.santoy on Jan 1, 2003. Last updated May 8, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Washington Rd., take Eisenhower Drive down to the baseball park. Park here and follow the railroad tracks across the canal to the pumping station. Parking is no longer available at the trailhead but you can ride on the canal path from Savannah Rapids Pavilion or downtown.
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  • Cole_Walker
    ****

    Small plot of land with a lot to offer. Watch out for gators and snakes, I've seen both.

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  • davidaholcomb
    ***

    I rode this trail April 17, 2018. I cut in from a side trail and found out that it is directional and I was going the wrong way. These trails are tight and I almost ran into a few people. Sorry! There was one tree down but probably removed by now. The trails were nice and fun. However the Razor Edge was getting overgrown with limbs and vines across the trail. The thorn vine hanging like a noose convinced me that it was time to get off and push through. A little bit of attention is all these trails need. I would ride them again when back in the area.

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  • Eric Story
    *****

    Awesome trail. Well kept , and can only ride one direction each day, depending on odd or even dates. Speedy and tight, a few short, steep climbs. Plenty of wildlife and river views. In great shape as of this review.

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  • Tsnead0330
    ****

    Fun single track that is close to home. Watch out for people walking on track the wrong way!

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  • MTBCrash29   ✓ supporter

    I would not recommend driving your $40000 Subaru hauling your $8000 carbon mountain bike to this trailhead. These are worth more than the annual income of the local residents that eyeball you really hard when you drive in. Don't waste your time, take the drive 15 minutes to FATS.

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  • cba2488
    *****

    Nice short laps make it easy to ride as long as you want without being far from the trail head. Very tight and flat.

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  • C-Lo   ✓ supporter
    *****

    Fun little system off the Augusta Canal. There were a few downed trees from the recent storms that have not been cleaned up yet. The trail is great though. I didn't see any walkers this time out. I will definitely be coming back to this trail when I have some more time. Great fun that is not far away.

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  • capnkirk
    ***

    This was good beginner trail close to downtown Augusta. All singletrack and flat with some nice tight turns. Some very short climbs and nothing technical, although when I went it was a little wet and it gets real slippery in the low areas. razors edge is closed off for now due to some downed trees and debris. Not sure about the directions I got. I ended up looking at google and made my way to a parking areabehind some minor league ball park next to a radio station. It was a lot closer to the actual trail than going to the Salvation Army building like the directions on here take you to

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  • *****

    Great trail for bikers and hikers, smooth and flat. At the pump station and mile 1.17 there is port-a-potty. Nice view of the river.

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  • *****

    WOW!! What a great trail. Definitely some spots where you can get in trouble by picking the wrong line or grabbing the front brake too much on a down hill but overall this is an AMAZING trail with some beautiful scenery.

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  • jayzilla
    *****

    What sweet trail! I hit it up for the first time early Saturday after running the canal for some cardio. Like others have said it is short but a lot of fun with some tight twisting sections. A few times around stretches out the fun! If you've not ridden this trail yet it is worth checking out. The SORBA-CSRA crew has done a fine job with this one!

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  • Dustin Gaddis
    ****

    Very fun trail. Short, but still a lot of fun. Very tight and twisty in places, good for working on your cornering and bike handling skills. A few fast sections, and a few technical rooty climbs. The climbs are very short, but also very steep.

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  • brianW
    ***

    3 mile loop with some technical sections along the river. Fun twisty single track. Can jump onto the the Canal Two Path for additional milage.

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  • Huber
    ****

    This is a fun trail, with only a few slightly difficult sections. The only downside is that it is short, so I usually end up doing a few laps if I come here. This trail difficulty is somewhere between beginner and intermediate.

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  • Jeff Barber
    ****

    Fun singletrack trail located just off the canal path. Fast and flowy, hats off to the folks who maintain these trails. Directional travel by day. Good signage.

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  • flamingotter
    ***

    This is a nice trail for after work and you can do multible laps for a good work out. I don't recommend staying till afterwork, unless you like homeless and drug deals. Bring a friend.

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  • winschuc
    ****

    Trail was in pretty good shape. Rode it last thrusday. Some places look a bit washed out, probably more so singe the rain. Overall lots of fun. Going to do it again very soon.

    WATCH FOR TICKS... Been twice, been bitten twice. * Review edited 5/13/2010

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  • ejmeas
    *****

    I love this trail. Not too hard, but definitely not for beginners. In the summer months remember to bring water on this trail, it can get really stuffy. Rode this trail 13 June 2007, and there was a tree that had fallen across the trail. Be cautious, especially after bad storms. Overall, this trail is really fun and with the Augusta Canal trail it is a really good workout.

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  • Jonathon
    *****

    Probably my new favorite in the CSRA. I rode this trail when I first started mountain biking, and it totally whooped my butt. So this morning I tackle it solo, and I had an absolute blast. I think i stayed on the "red" section. I kinda got lost a bit so I'm not sure. It was very fast for me, taking about 15 minutes to complete. I would have done it twice, but I went a little too fast and needed to call it a day. Overall an awesome ride. Probably needs some trail work though, many areas where the mud as dried with tire tracks in it. But I must say if you live in the CSRA area, check this one out. Also, if you wouldnt mind a novice tagging along, email me!

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  • smalltalker
    ****

    I took my 14 year old son for his first singletrack ride here. We both LOVED it! This is one short, challenging trail. With the dips and climbs, this trail required a few dismounts for me, and lots more for my son, so it was never boring. The trail was clean, smooth, and clear. Even though there are lots of really good trails nearby, I'll be going back to this one frequently.

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