Columbus, the second largest city in Georgia, sits on the Chattahoochee River bordering with Alabama. Fort Benning is one of the major employers in the area. The river, offering the longest urban whitewater rafting and kayaking in the world, is also the anchor of running in Columbus, Georgia.
The best places for running in Columbus, Georgia revolve around the 15-mile Chattahoochee RiverWalk, about half of which is right along the river. The Fall Line Trace is a decent off-road running alternative. For neighborhoods, the Historic District just east of the river and the Country Club area are our favorites for running. In northeast Columbus, Flat Rock Park has a nice perimeter road and interior trails. For a destination run, head to Callaway Gardens. Trail runners will love Standing Boy Creek State Park and FDR Park.
Runners should note that summers in Columbus are hot and humid!