About The Greeneway Trail
The North Augusta Greeneway, known to most citizens as "The Greeneway", was named after former Mayor Thomas W. Greene (1985-1997). The Greeneway is a 7+ mile paved recreational trail that follows an abandoned railroad right of way purchased by the city in 1988. Download our Greeneway Brochure
Development of The Greeneway Trail
Phase I of the Greeneway, 3.3 miles, travels from the Georgia Avenue Bridge to Martintown Road. Phase II, another 1.5 miles, extends the Greeneway to Pisgah Road. In 1999, the city constructed Phase III, a pedestrian bridge over Martintown Road connecting Phases I and II. Phase IV, completed in 2000, extended the Greeneway another 0.5 miles east from the Georgia Avenue Bridge to the Clubhouse at the RiverClub Golf Course.
Following the aforementioned phases, construction was completed on an extension of the Greeneway that connected the trail to the North Augusta riverfront. The 1.5 mile extension forks off the existing trail near Crystal Lake, follows Crystal Creek through the woods to the Savannah River, meanders along the riverbank to the Georgia Avenue Bridge and connects with the roundabout and sidewalk at Riverside Boulevard.
The most recent phase of the Greeneway was completed in 2011. The 1.1 mile extension extends from Pisgah Road to Bergen Road with a new terminus along Bergen Road that has ample parking for visitors to utilize.
Greeneway Trail Funding
In addition to city funds, construction of the Greeneway has been funded by grants from the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, South Carolina Department of Transportation and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. The city has provided materials, equipment and labor.
Greeneway Trail Access
The Greeneway meanders throughout the city and many of its neighborhoods. The general public may access the Greeneway at three locations. The Greeneway is open from dawn to dusk and is regularly patrolled by the Department of Public Safety. Pets are permitted but must be on a leash at all times. The western terminus is located at Pisgah Road just off Five Notch Road. Limited parking is available at this location.
- Parking and Greeneway access is also located near the Greeneway's eastern terminus off of Riverside Boulevard opposite the entrance drive to the River Golf Club.
- The Greeneway may also be accessed at its approximate midpoint at Riverview Park, 101 Riverview Park Drive. This part of the trail travels under the main entrance to the Riverview Park Activities Center.
- Adequate parking is available at Riverview Park. See below the mileage map from Riverview Park as the starting point.
Greeneway Trail Etiquette
Travel in a consistent and predictable manner. Always look before changing positions on the trail.
- Announce your intentions before passing.
- Be respectful of other trail users regardless of their mode, speed or skill level.
- If you stop, don't block the trail.
Allow those approaching room to proceed.
Pass on the left.
Be respectful of private property!
- While the Greeneway is open to the public, much of the adjacent land is private property. Respect all property rights.
- Practice Leave No Trace principles
Be sensitive to area plant and wildlife!
- Stay on existing trails
- Take out what you take in.
- Keep pets on leashes and be prepared to clean up after them.
Know your equipment and carry gear for changing weather conditions.