The WTG began in August 2008 when two residents met with the WPPOA to discuss what could be done to improve and better define several nature trails within Woodside. Subsequent to that meeting we began working with both the WPPOA and the Woodside Development Company to define the existing trails, make significant improvements, and to mark the trails with signs and blazes so that our residents could easily follow the routes. We also developed a brochure and maps describing the trails. These brochures have been replaced by the maps and trail descriptions contained on this site.

The WTG has now evolved into a 75-member loosely organized group who keep in touch by email. We organize work parties to help improve & maintain the trails and also organize occasional hikes on our trails and on other trails in the Aiken vicinity. We maintain or are associated with five trails within or just outside the Woodside community. These are Creek Walk, Oakman Trail, Millroad Trail, Hollow Creek Trail and Village Trail. Downloadable descriptions and maps of these trails can be downloaded.  For a basic overview, click here.  For detailed descriptions, click here.

If you are interested in joining the WTG please call Jim Pierce at 803-634-0513, leave your email address and you will be added to our email list. Happy trails to you!

 

TRAIL NEWS

Fall 2018 Woodside Trail Group Hiking Program

Phinizy Swamp
When:  Saturday December 1st, 2018 at 10:00 am
Hike Leader: Lee DeHart phone 617-320-0780 email leedh@ix.netcom.com 

Description: This will be a 3-mile loop which will cover most of the western part of the park.  The area is open with many ponds and lots of bird life. On a recent hike on this route the hike leader saw 4 alligators, numerous birds and a surprising number of flowers and shrubs blooming.
Meeting Place: At the trail head in the Phinizy swamp parking area. Be there by 9.45 am for a 10.00 am start. You can find directions at http://phinizycenter.org/location/
For those wishing to car pool, the hike leader will meet you at the Village at Woodside parking area behind the Village Fitness Centre at 9.30 am. The park is about 15 miles from Aiken.
For those who wish, Lee will arrange for lunch afterwards at California Dreaming on Washington Rd. in Augusta. You must contact Lee no later than November 28th if you want to go to lunch
Distance: 3 miles
Terrain: The trails are very flat and should be mainly dry
Bring:  Good sneakers or hiking boots, water, snack.     — Rain Cancels —