Ramble along the Augusta Riverwalk

Augusta Riverwalk, Augusta, Georgia, United States

  • Activities:

    Cycling, Chillin, Fishing, Photography, Running, Fitness

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    3 Miles

Adult Beverages
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Food Nearby
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area
River
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

The Augusta Riverwalk is arguably Augusta’s finest outdoor attraction, second only to the Masters. 

Beginning at the 5th Street Marina, the Riverwalk is two tiered with an upper level and a lower level, closer to the river itself. As you walk north, you’ll reach the 8th street plaza and bulkhead which is home to the Saturday morning market and the famous fountain along the brick-lined road to the bulkhead. The small pavilion at the bulkhead is often home to mini concerts and pop-up shows along with an expansive view of the Savannah River. As you walk further north, you’ll reach the Jessye Norman Amphitheater at the end of the 9th street Plaza, which boasts a 1800 seat venue overlooking the Savannah River. Famous bands have played here such as: Jason Mraz, Trampled by Turtles, and Jason Isbell. As you walk further along the Riverwalk you will encounter Japanese Gardens, fountains, and more views of the Savannah River including: Heroes Overlook. In between 4th and 5th streets, the Highway 78 bridge offers a gorgeous view of the Savannah River at Sunset with large sidewalks on either side and gorgeous views of the marina. The Augusta Riverwalk is always open, though most events are scheduled in the evenings! Take a walk!

Pack List

  • Good walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Cash (for events)
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I am originally from Columbia, South Carolina so I am used to the Riverfront Park. However, this river walk rivaled the one I'm used to. It was beautiful to walk alongside the Savannah River and it was very peaceful as well. Definitely would go again!

about 1 year ago
about 1 year ago

Great activity for everyone when visiting downtown Augusta. Easy walking access and great views of the Savannah River. Walk all the way down to the trestle bridge for awesome picture opportunities!

about 1 year ago
about 1 year ago

Matt Van Swol Storyteller

Matt Van Swol is a self-taught landscape photographer, writer, and nuclear scientist for the US Department of Energy. After personally struggling with depression for many years, he is passionate about showing others the beauty of world around them.

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