The Board of County Commissioners, during their January 7, 2020 commission meeting, renamed the Railroad Recreation Trail to the Man O’ War Railroad Recreational Trail. The renaming of the trail is a nod to the diesel passenger train named the Man O’ War that ran between Columbus and Atlanta during the 1940s to the 1970s.
Phase I of this trail beginning in downtown Pine Mountain to the intersection of US 27 and SR 354, about 1.1 miles, was completed late last year and is being enjoyed by walkers and bicycle riders. Phases II and III beginning at intersection of US 27 and SR 354 to behind the Mountain Creek Inn, about 2.2 miles, are under construction and should be completed by March 2020. Phase IV beginning behind the Mountain Creek Inn to the Callaway Country Store, about 1.55 miles, is pending waiting for grants to be awarded in February 2020. If the grants are awarded to the county, construction will continue.