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 2 miles along the South River, a Virginia Scenic River, from Loth Springs Trailhead (near the YMCA) to North Park. 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. 

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)
North Park- 800 Bridge Avenue (accessible, water fountain, restroom facilities/portable toilet)

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.