South River Greenway

Located along the South River in downtown Waynesboro

Open sunrise to sunset

The South River Greenway is an asphalt, shared use path that runs 1.2 miles along the South River, a Virginia Scenic River. The greenway's route over flat terrain on a hard surface makes for easy walking and riding and the views of the river, parks, and mountains make it a favorite of residents and visitors alike. There are portable toilets, benches, exercise stations, and a bike repair station along the way as well as interpretive signage to learn about the history of the area.

Extensions of the greenway are at various levels of development. Phase 2B which will take it to North Park will begin construction in March of 2022. Please do not utilize this section of trail while construction is underway. 

Information on Extension can be found HERE


Trailhead Parking
Loth Springs- 640 Arch Avenue (accessible, portable toilet)
Future South River Preserve- 101 Short Street (accessible, portable toilet)
Constitution Park- 207 West Main Street
Port Republic Neighborhood- corner of Abbe Place and Shiloh Avenue (Shiloh Church Aux. Parking Lot)

Trail Etiquette

  • Obey trail signs.
  • Always show courtesy to all other trail users. 
  • Stay to the far right of the trail; pass on the left and provide an audible warning before passing. 
  • Keep pets on a leash and pick up after them immediately; dispose of waste in a trash recepticle.
  • Slow down- excessive speeds are dangerous for everyone. 
  • Motorized vehicles are not permitted on the greenway; Electric assist bicycles (E-bikes) are permitted when the motor is 950w or less, has a maximum speed of 20mph or less, and has functioning pedals for manual use.
  • The greenway is used by a variety of people with a variety of skill levels; listen and watch out for other users. 
  • Don't congregate on the trail; step off trail to have conversations or perform equipment maintenance. 
Reservable Facilities

Dominion Shelter
The 24-by-36 foot shelter is located along the South River, across the street from Constitution Park Pavilion and typically houses 4 picnic tables (exact number is not guaranteed). This shelter currently has electricity, but no grill no water and no restrooms.

General Information:
Facility reservations for family reunions or events are highly recommended. Reservations may be made after January 1 for the current year. Facilities are reserved using block scheduling. The reservation fee is $40.00 before 2 p.m., $40.00 after 2 p.m. or $75.00 for the day. Payment is required for reservation confirmation. 
Rules and Regulations
Reservations must be made by calling 540-942-6735.