Type: Urban Trail
Length: 1.21 miles
Loop Trail? Yes
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Heritage and History
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No
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Location: In Phenix City, AL on the western bank of the Chattaoochee River.
Counties: Russell County
Latitude: 32.4648 Longitude: -84.99911
From Phenix City, take Broad Street to Dillingham Street. The entrance is beside the Phenix City Amphitheatre. There are multiple access points off of Broad Street and 3rd Avenue.
The Phenix City, AL River walk is a 1.21 mile structure on the western bank of the Chattahoochee River. The River walk begins at a beautiful open amphitheater that seats 3000 and overlooks the Chattahoochee River. As you travel the course of the River walk you will encounter a number of different surroundings. From the Phenix City Amphitheater north, a good portion of the River walk is shaded with great tree cover and offers a great location for viewing wildlife. However, as you continue north there are also sections of the River walk that are open and provide plenty of southern sunshine to the daily bike riders, fitness enthusiasts, and peaceful strollers. The River walk is designed using a mix of material ranging from cement and brick to boardwalk style decking along with multiple iron bridges. Parts of the River walk were designed to include early 20th Century existing dam structures that place the traveler at a much higher elevation above the river. Maintenance and up-keep for the River walk is a regular duty that is undertaken by the Phenix City Parks and Recreation Department. Trash disposal, benches, lighting, and water fountains are strategically placed along the path to offer the traveler all that they need at any time of day or night.
Phenix City, AL is positioned directly across the Chattahoochee River from Georgia’s third largest city, Columbus. Connecting the two cities are multiple bridges. However, two of the bridges are very historic in which one has been refashioned as a pedestrian walk bridge. The historic Dillingham Bridge and the newly renovated historic 14th Street pedestrian walk bridge serves as excellent connections to the 15 mile Columbus river walk that stretches into Fort Benning, GA. The river walk also offers and excellent overlook location for the whitewater recreational course on the Chattahoochee River. When entirely complete, the whitewater course is expected to draw 1.5 million spectators to the riverfront annually. These onlookers will certainly increase the pedestrian use of the River walk. Plans are currently in place to continue the Phenix City River walk north 2 miles to AL HWY 80, south 2.98 miles to State Docks Road, and west 0.47th of a mile into the Phenix City Nature Trail which connects to Moon Lake. In the near future, river walkers will certainly be able to take advantage of River walk style cafes and retail boutiques. For now, the River walk offers a wonderful location for strolling, running, biking, viewing, and enjoying life under the lights or under the sunshine.
Width: 127 inches.
Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: Boardwalk
Grass or Vegetation
Average Grade: 2%
Elevation Low Point: 203
Elevation High Point: 245
Year Designated: 2013
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.
Parks and Recreation Director
The City of Phenix City, Alabama Parks and Rec
1500 Airport Road
Phenix City, AL 36867
Phenix City , AL 36867
City of Phenix City, AL
601 12th Street
Phenix City , AL 36867
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