Augusta Canal Trail - Trail, Augusta, Georgia

Augusta Canal Trail - Trail, Augusta, Georgia

DESCRIPTION

This is on of the best technical trails in the area, and also the most beautiful ride I've been on. It was lots of quick drops and turns, a few good sustained climbs and many quick turns at the tops and bottom of the little ups and downs. There are many different loops allowing you to go on a little 1 mile ride all the way out to about a 8.5 miler. I would reccommend taking it slow the first couple times out then go after it. But you absolutely must take the low road along the river, you will see a soft beautiful area of the Savannah River that most will never take the time or energy to find.

USER REVIEWS

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[May 30, 2005]
65Matt
Weekend Warrior

I thought it was a fun fast trail. Despite all the bickering here, the trail is well-maintained, fast, flowing in areas, and tight & twisty in other areas. Not overly technical (rock gardens, log crossings, etc.) but a fun trail. If you follow the direction the sign tells you to go, you dont have to worry about running into someone on a blind corner. A big thanks to the people that maintain the trail!

Customer Service

We started near the pump station and just took the big loop. Dont worry about which way to go, there is a sign that tells you depending on if it's an odd or even day.

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RATING
4
VALUE
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4
[Sep 22, 2004]
joxur223
Cross Country Rider

Pics of the single track: http://www.edcoyle.com/gallery/canal_trail Pics of the larger canal road: http://www.edcoyle.com/gallery/sep04_augustacanal

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 17, 2004]
joxur223
Cross Country Rider

This is one of my favorite in the area if only for it's convenience to my apartment. The single track is very fun, either somewhat challenging with some steep hills that catch you unexpected, or just a nice cruise through the woods. If you park at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion you'll give yourself a nice little 3.5 mile cardio workout on the way to the trail. The singletrack itself winds quite a bit and I'm not certain I've even seen all of the different loops. The area that parallels the savannah river is fun. SORBA-CSRA recently cleaned up some storm damage (as of Sept 16th) so it's great to ride again. The best part about this trail is how acessible it is - you can pop in after work with plenty of daylight left and get a good hour in, without a long haul to other trails such as Wine Creek.

Customer Service

Park at either the Greenjackets stadium lot, the savannah rapids pavilion or come down the main canal trail and park at the pumping station, depending on how much time you have.

Similar Products Used:

Wine Creek, Turkey Creek, Bartram Lake, Hickory Knob State Park

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jan 06, 2004]
meonlyme
Cross Country Rider

The foundational trails here were indeed existing decades before the biking enthusiasts made it a great series of challenging routes. From the Pumping Station downriver to the area of the Rae's Creek aqueducts one could drive a car on what was a road with squatter homes back in the 1970s. Once roofing trash was dumped here and there and houses burned out by the city, the roads became nothing but bike trails of remaining legend squatters like John Huff. His piles of old bike parts are scattered through the woods in places, marking his various camp sites. 1960s-70s aerial photos at the Augusta planning office show these roads. Extra trails were built by Huff. Anyway - a little history on it and such for a series of amazing bike trails which were improved and made more numerous by mountain biking clubs and stuff I suppose. The easily eroding trails are the most recent and the established ones usually have less of this or no such problem. I can email anyone copies of scanned photos of the area from 1960s showing how the fields, forests, and roads were here. It is neat stuff. Houses, some were permenant types, were here too. Things have changed so much.

Customer Service

Park at aqueduct falls and follow trail at RR north under River Watch Pkwy bridge, around ponds near river and onto the Water pumping station, then ease back along the leveeto your car (or park at pumps and do the reverse). The closest trail to river has near impossible climbs for bikes and is very near river shore. Be careful. The alluvial flood-depositied sand here easily erodes. Nonetheless, this is in any of the myriad of routes a wonderful workout and is especially fun at sunset or morning sunrise when the place seems magical.

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Augusta Canal is best I have tried

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 10, 2003]
swankmotee
Racer

As a Ex-Native Augustan, I was pleasantly surprised by the Canal trail, just wish there was more of it! Realizing that the corridor is limited ,it was the best use of the natural layout and alot of fun! But, the HUMIDITY in July is still the way I remember it, SICK! I build trails for our local bike outfit up here and I can honestly say that there are some dedicated folks in the CSRA doing some great work. I hope to get to ride more of the local dirt when I visit again. Keep up the good work!

Customer Service

Round and Round!

Similar Products Used:

Sumter National Forest trails, Turkey Creek, MistleToe

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 30, 1999]
Doug

This is a great trail/set of trails for beginner to expert, offering lots of technical stuff, without a real major grueling climb. It is fairly well maintained and allows you to choose several loops if you decide that maybe your not up to a long ride. This is a trail that I would risk saying that a guy could take his wife/girlfriend on, even if she's a beginner. The technical stuff is easily seen from a distance in most areas and can be relatively easily walked if you're not in the mood for trying it. The on drawback it has is that it has many areas that get very muddy and will stay that way for a few days after rain.

Customer Service

See above.

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The Steven's Creek/Modoc Trail is about twenty miles away in SC, and is also a very good trail, but mot reccommended for beginners. GUYS, don't take your beginner ladyfriend here unless you want to be single! See SC TRAIL REVIEWS.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jul 13, 1999]
colby

mostly flat and tight. alot of turns. only can get up to about 14 mph max. It dose have some tecnical sections, where you might fall into the savannah river, but it is overall a nice trail that is about two miles from downtown augusta.

Similar Products Used:

misiltoe state park, modoc/stevens creek, turkey creek, horn creek, and tower.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Sep 15, 1999]
mike

a fairly short, fast, small-hill type trail with sandy spots and low vegetation. no long hills so can be really zippy. Lots of fun, but not very challenging.

Customer Service

see other reviews

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
[Feb 23, 2000]
Dave

It's a relatively flat trail which can make it quite fast if you want it to be. But beware of the tight turns. The trail is in a heavily wooded area, although it's near to town, so you'll forget where you are. And with the river and RR tracks for reference, and the trail being a loop, it's tough to get lost. Bring a friend who wants to get into riding here because it's not too technical and close to town, too. Also, enjoy how well maintained the trail always is.

Customer Service

The best way to get to the trail is to take Eve St. It begins across from OUTSPOKIN' bike shop on Walton Way and it also intersects Broad St. near where Broad meets Washington Rd. (Go right off of Broad if your headed out of downtown.} Follow Eve St. until it ends after crossing the bridge. Take a left onto a dirt road. You'll cross RR tracks. A few hundred yards past the RR crossing on your right you'll see a clearing to park at. The trail head is just up the road across the canal (bridge) on the other side of the RR tracks.

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I'd love to see more ladies down here. It's a fun trail. =) Remember how close to town it is while considering how cool this trail really is.

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3
VALUE
RATING
[Feb 23, 2000]
Matt

This is a wonderfully quick trail. It has some tight turns and narrow passages through the trees which make the speed even more enjoyable. It makes for a great trail to bring friends whom are thinking of getting into biking. For others it is a supperb place to go after work to release tension or to help restore your ego after you trash yourself on a more advanced course. Overall its a really fun course thats close to home.

Customer Service

If you start at the pavillion and ride down the canal it gives you an exccelent warm up and it also ensures that anyone with you won't go back to the car while your having fun.

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I just recently found out about the Mistletoe Park trail and was planning on trying it out soon. Has anybody out there rode it and would like to share some comments?

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
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