Augusta sits on the Georgia’s central-eastern border, just across the Savannah River from South Carolina. Augusta is Georgia’s second largest city, bolstered by its medical and tech industries. It’s also a center of leisure, as a historic resort town, and home to the iconic Masters Golf Tournament. There’s some excellent running in Augusta, ranging from paths along the Savannah river and historic canals, pretty neighborhoods, some extensive multi-use trails, and wonderful trail running options not far from downtown. Note our guide includes some routes in North Augusta, just over the border with South Carolina.
The most popular run in Augusta is a stretch along the Augusta Canal Trail, a series of paths along the river and the canal towpaths. The North Augusta Greeneway is another fantastic multi-use path on the SC side of the river. Augusta also boasts fantastic trail running at the Fork Area Trail System, Blanchard Woods Park, Hitchcock Woods, and the Bartram Trail. If you prefer a run in the center of the city, our ‘Runseeing’ Tour explores the Riverfront, Downtown, and Olde Town areas. For a beautiful residential neighborhood run, enjoy Summerville and Murray Hill, just west of midtown.
A car is the best way to get around Augusta, and there are plenty of taxis and rideshare options available. If you’re sticking close to the Georgia side of the city, the Augusta Transit bus system has decent coverage.