Canal Singletrack



Type: Loop


Distance:  ~3 miles


Difficulty:  Intermediate


Directions: Visit our Google Map and get turn-by-turn directions from your front door by clicking here


Online Map:  View the trail in Google Maps by clicking here



The trail is located on a small strip of land between the canal tow path and the Savannah River.  To find the main trail entrance, follow the fence between the railroad tracks and the pumping station, stay on the railroad side of the fence, there is a well worn path here.  You wont go very far before you see an entrance into the woods on your left.  Ride down the stairs, and you're at the trail.


The trail itself is short, but very tight and twisty.  This is a great trail to work on your bike handling skills.  This trail has no long climbs, but does have some steep short ones which are usually full of roots and will test your skills.


The trail is directional based on the day of the month.  Even days are counter clockwise, odd days are clockwise.  This is a very popular trail, and it's important to ride in the correct direction to avoid a head-on collision with a runner or another rider.  The trail is so twisty you'll be right on top of someone before you see them.


There's several other small sections of trail along the towpath, so do some exploring and see what all you can find!

Connector Routes:

Follow the tow path west to get to the head gates of the canal, and the Savannah Rapids Pavillion.  Go east on to tow path to ride into downtown Augusta.



A view of the head gates.




Neat old train tussle not far from the singletrack.




Near the headgates you can find a trail than runs along next a few small waterfalls.




The woods at the canal are very thick, and it gets dark early.







A racer at the inaugural Canal Crown Time Trial Series.