The Phenix City Riverwalk is a 1.21-mile structure on the western bank of the Chattahoochee River, situated just across from Columbus, Georgia. Connecting the two cities are multiple bridges. The historic Dillingham Street Bridge and the newly renovated 14th Street Pedestrian Bridge serves as excellent connections to the 15-mile Columbus Riverwalk that stretches all the way to Fort Benning, Georgia. The Phenix City Riverwalk begins at the beautiful open-air amphitheater that seats 3,000, and travels north. Courtesy: City of Phenix City
The trail is handicap-accessible and features segments of paved and gravel walkways, along with multiple bridges as its path follows the river along the Alabama-Georgia state line. The forest along the path tends to be open hardwoods along the east (river) side of the walkway, and generally thicker all-age hardwoods mixed with a few pines to the west side.
The bridges allow views directly into the mid- and upper story to the river side of the trail. Anticipate large numbers of Northern Parulas, Blue-grey Gnatcatchers, Yellow-billed Cuckoos, American Redstarts, and Summer Tanagers from late March through early fall. To the west, there are White-eyed and Red-eyed Vireos, Hooded Warblers, and Wood Thrushes. Courtesy: Alabama Birding Trails. All photos courtesy of Alabama Birding Trails, Paul H. Franklin.
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Activities Available: Birding | Fishing | Hiking | Road Biking | Trail Running | WalkingAmenities Available: Benches | Dogs Allowed | Picnic Tables | Stroller Friendly | Wheelchair Accessible