Fall Hiking in the CSRA!

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Fall Hiking in the CSRA

The weather is cooling down (slowly but surely ) and Fall is a great time to get out with family. CSRA is home to some of the best outdoor activities in the US. The area is covered in trails that go on for miles. One great activity that will get your family moving and exercising is hiking! There are so many benefits to not only to your body, but it is also a great way to connect with nature and a way to explore new places.

Cliatt Creek Trail at Mistletoe Park

Cliatt Creek Trail is located at Mistletoe Park in Appling, GA. The trail loop is 3.75 miles and is very easy going. You can easily navigate this trail with your kiddos and leashed dogs are allowed. The trail is marked with white guides. Restrooms are located near the park office. Once you hit the trail there are no restrooms so be prepared. 

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Savannah Rapids Park Trail

Savannah Rapids Park Trail is located near the Savannah Rapids Pavillion and Canal Headgates. The trail loop is .6 miles and  there is a playground and picnic area nearby. You also will have access to the Augusta Canal Trail. You can walk over the Canal Headgates, listen to the rumbling water and even walk over the footbridge. Click Here for more information.

Hitchcock Woods

Hitchcock Woods is located in Aiken, SC. The Hitchcock Tea Cottage Trail Loop is the most popular of the trails. The trail is a 1.8 mile loop and it’s shaded nicely. The path is sandy and can get very muddy after a rain. Also, the trails are used by horse riders. Please be mindful of horse poo on the trail. You can get to the trail from the Dibble Road entrance. Along the path, you can find some old benches and a old outdoor theatre area. This area is perfect for children who love some adventure in the woods. There are no restrooms on site. Click Here for more information.

North Augusta Greeneway

The North Augusta Greeneway is located in North Augusta, SC. The paved trail is a 7+ mile trail is heavily shaded and is perfect for kiddos. Bring your bikes and start at the Riverview Park Activities Center entrance. There are restrooms and picnic areas nearby. You can also check out the nearby playground after your hike. Click Here for more information.

Augusta Canal Trails

The Augusta Canal Trails are located in Downtown Augusta.  The area has multiple trails that are easy to navigate and provide plenty of variety. You can bring your bikes and your dogs. Some places along the trail gives you access to the Savannah River to splash. One place is near the Water Pump Station. 
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We found this cute video on Youtube of this family enjoying an evening on the trails.

Phinizy Swamp Trails

The Phinizy Swamp Trails is a 1,100 acre nature park in Augusta, GA. You can find several trails that are easy to walk and fun for the kids. You can walk the boardwalk and look for turtles. There are restrooms on site and you can take the kids to play on their natural playground. You will find picnic pavillions near that area. Be sure to stop by the visitors center. They have an indoor beehive that is really neat! 
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Brick Pond Park

Brick Pond Park is a forty acre restored wetland in North Augusta, SC. The trail system is very easy and doable with small children. You can walk the trails, check out the boardwalk and look for gators in the ponds. They also have some educational markers along the path. SRP Park is nearby if you want to catch some lunch! Click Here for more information.

Grovetown Trails at Euchee Creek

Grovetown Trails at Euchee Creek is located in Grovetown, GA. The trail is paved and also has boardwalks. The trail is a 2.3 mile loop. There is a playground along the trail and restrooms along the way. You can use the entrance off of Harlem Grovetown Rd. There is also another entrance off of Wrightsboro Rd. Click Here for more information.

Get Moving With Hike It Baby Augusta! 

Hike It Baby Augusta is a local community group that encourages families to get out and hike! Members have access to scheduled hikes and meet ups. The Augusta group is very active and is also great for babywearers and families with small children. In order to gain access to the hikes, you do have to pay a membership fee. The fee starts at $10 a year. You can also try the community for 90 days for free.

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