Savannah outdoors: our favorite Savannah running & hiking trails
Hike, run, walk or backpack these top trails near Savannah, exploring the city’s historic district and nearby Atlantic coast. Our favorite trails near Savannah, Georgia.
Savannah is Georgia’s beloved coastal city, loved by visitors and residents for its historic architecture, its nearby coastal marsh and sandy beaches, and its gnarly-branched oak trees draped in Spanish moss blowing gently in the sea breeze. Savannah is Georgia’s oldest city, dating to the early 1700s when the city served as an important colonial port located on the Savannah River.
Statues, memorials, fountains and stately historic mansions pack Savannah’s well-preserved historic district, where visitors stroll perfectly-gridded streets peppered with park-like squares. But architecture aside, the city offers active outdoor adventure in and near the city, offering residents and visitors some incredible running and hiking trails.
Our favorite Savannah hiking, running and backpacking trails include an urban run in Savannah’s historic Forsyth Park, a historic hike at the Wormsloe tabby ruins (and their iconic, oak-lined drive), and coastal exploration at nearby Skidaway Island State Park. Thanks to nearly level terrain, these hiking trails make an equally great trail run for beginning and seasoned runners. South of Savannah, trek an epic backpacking adventure at Cumberland Island, catching views of Carnegie mansion ruins and herds of wild horses.
OUR FAVORITE SAVANNAH RUNNING & HIKING TRAILS
Skidaway Island State Park
Hike or run this Skidaway Island two-trail combo on the park’s most popular trails to two islands and the Skidaway River. Catch views of salt flats, mossy forest, Civil War-era earthworks, and a chance to see dolphin swimming and stunning sunsets.
Skidaway Island State Park
Hike Skidaway Island to sweeping views of Savannah’s coastal marsh, trekking through moss-draped forest to an observation tower, Civil War earthworks and a prohibition-era liquor still. Nearly level, it’s an equally great bike ride, hike, or run.
Cumberland Island National Seashore
Hike, backpack or camp Cumberland Island south of Savannah, exploring the island’s sandy beaches that seem to stretch forever, and catch sight of wild horses grazing near Carnegie mansion ruins.
2 – 20+ MILES
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