There is nothing more satisfying than taking a long look at everything nature has to offer during a hike. Some prefer the steep challenging and rough terrain while others are happy to just putter along through less risky terrain. Whatever trail you choose, you are sure to enjoy the view. Take a hike through one of these trails and see how you feel:
Guyton Rails to Trails – is located in Guyton, Georgia and features a nice paved path with a mostly level surface. Families enjoy this trail together. Younger family members may easily use a bike to keep up with the adults. There are several entrances such as the Georgia SR 17/Central Boulevard in downtown Guyton location. Many hikers are fascinated with the abandoned Central of Georgia Railway which was last used in 1960.
S&S Greenway– located in the South Eastern section of Statesborrow, this trail is often used by bikers and walkers. It is currently 2.75 miles long with about half of it being shaded. The trail is being increased with time and features parking, restaurants and shopping areas at both ends. It is a paved trail that features a tunnel under the Veterans Memorial Highway. There are benches along the trail to allow for safe breaks and rest areas. The trail currently has end points in the areas of Gentilly Rd. to Pretoria Rushing Rd. and Burkhalter Rd.
J.F. Gregory Park– is located in the area of the Coastal Georgia Greenway as well as offering access to Georgia Coast Rail-Trail (White Oak) and Georgia Coast Rail-Trail (Woodbine Riverwalk). While the actual trail is 3 miles, it also a part of 300 plus acres and features a Wetland Education Center, a birding trail with tower, the restored Henry Ford home, a 10-acre lake and a covered pavilion. In addition, you can fish, picnic, canoe and play sports here; there are also fitness stations along the trail.
McQueen’s Island Trail – is 6 miles in length running along the Savannah & Atlantic Railroad line in Chatham GA. While the trail is currently under construction, half of the trail remains open and active. There are fascinating end points that include the Fort Pulaski National Monument at Fort Pulaski Rd. and US 80 to western end of McQueen’s Island at Bull River. The trail is mostly used for biking, mountain biking and walking.
Spanish Moss Trail – is constructed with a concrete surface that involves just over 3 miles of trail. It is often used for walking, inline skating and biking. The trail currently follows the former Port Royal Railroad. As with most trails in the area, it continues to be a work in progress to lengthen and increase awareness of its existence.
The trails allow those seeking to experience the open air and space that allows one to be free from stress and increasing walking. These benefits are family friendly. Take a moment out of your time and spend it on a quality trail.