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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.

Length: 9.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Urban Trail
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (on pavement)
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Roller/Inline Skating

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

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Description

Georgia Tourism is currently rewriting the Black Heritage Trail tourism brochure product in February 2019. It is a cultural trail of 20-30 visitable sites that lie near or on the Dragonfly Trail Network of Columbus. The NRT symbol is affixed to the 14th Street pedestrian bridge that brings one across the Chattahoochee River from Alabama to Georgia where one can begin visiting the black heritage sites such as Springer Opera House, Black Art in America gallery, Primus King Site, Prince Hall Masonic Lodge where MLK Jr. spoke, Ma Rainey Museum, and many more. Tours are intended to be offered via biking, walking, and tour vehicle. Loads of lunch stops along the way include black-owned businesses like the Royal Cafe, Chesters BBQ, and Skipper's seafood. Check with the Columbus CVB for final brochures/website in later 2019.

Sample google map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1QjCWD37kktEeX1LHNxj-XWUQ4M5Wqrfo&usp=sharing

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Concrete
Secondary Surface: Concrete

Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): 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.

 

Ma Rainey. Photo by Tracie Sanchez.

Ma Rainey. Photo by Tracie Sanchez.

BHT Signage. Photo by Tracie Sanchez.

BHT Signage. Photo by Tracie Sanchez.

 

Slave Cemetery. Photo by Tracie Sanchez.

Slave Cemetery. Photo by Tracie Sanchez.

Dragonfly Trail network, MLK Blvd. spur. Photo by Tracie Sanchez.

Dragonfly Trail network, MLK Blvd. spur. Photo by Tracie Sanchez.

 

BHT Signage. Photo by Tracie Sanchez.

BHT Signage. Photo by Tracie Sanchez.

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