Columbus, Georgia Black Heritage Trail

The Columbus, GA Black Heritage Trail is an urban trail, portions of which provide excellent scenic views of both the Chattahoochee River and the urban historic district.

photo: View from the Marriott on the 14th Street Bridge over the Chattahoochee River. Photo by Tracie Sanchez. Type: Urban Trail
Length: 9.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Roller/Inline Skating
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Columbus, GA; about 100 miles south and west of Atlanta, within the Chattahoohee Valley & adjacent to Phoenix City & Fort Benning
States: Georgia
Counties:
Latitude: 32.46308   Longitude: -84.99431

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Description

The Columbus, GA Black Heritage Trail is an urban concrete trail, which lies on existing sidewalks and city streets. Portions of the trail provide excellent scenic views of both the Chattahoochee River and the urban historic district which features unique architecture dating back to the 1800's. The tourist may walk, bicycle, and drive by car or tour bus to view the site. The Ma Rainey House marks the beginning for the black heritage enthusiast. The route is an element of an extensive downtown recreational trail system being developed for the Columbus area.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Concrete
Secondary Surface: Concrete

Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 2000

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
City of Columbus, Parks & Recreation Dept.
P.O. Box 1340
Columbus , GA 31902 -1340

Janice Davis
Executive Director
Greater Columbus Sports and Events Council
P.O.Box 1519
Columbus , GA 31902
(706) 660-1996

 

Photos

Columbus Riverwalk - Kayak landing on the Chattahoochee River. Photo by Tracie Sanchez.

Columbus Riverwalk - Kayak landing on the Chattahoochee River. Photo by Tracie Sanchez.

Bike resting on railing at the edge of the Chattahoochee River. Photo by Tracie Sanchez.

Bike resting on railing at the edge of the Chattahoochee River. Photo by Tracie Sanchez.

 

Bike/pedestrian Bridge on NRT trail - kayakers below on the Chattahoochee River. Photo by Tracie Sanchez.

Bike/pedestrian Bridge on NRT trail - kayakers below on the Chattahoochee River. Photo by Tracie Sanchez.

View from the Marriott on the 14th Street Bridge over the Chattahoochee River. Photo by Tracie Sanchez.

View from the Marriott on the 14th Street Bridge over the Chattahoochee River. Photo by Tracie Sanchez.

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