Super Long Silver Comet Trail

I am embarrassed to say in all of my 12 years here, visiting the Silver Comet trail is still on my to-do list.

Still, our site wouldn’t be complete without mentioning this great outdoor attraction. And just in case you are gasping at the fact that I haven’t ventured there, I live close to another bike trail called Blankets Creek that I have proudly biked with my kids and walked with my husband and friends. (Okay, so it was the easiest trail and I swear a four-year-old zipped by me, but I experienced that true mountain bike adventure!) The beautiful paved path of Silver Comet Trail is a bit different, and fellow scoopers love it!

The Silver Comet Trail is located 13 miles northwest of Atlanta. This quiet trail is for walkers, hikers, bicyclists, rollerbladers, dog walkers, horse riders, and it is wheelchair accessible.

According to their website, the Silver Comet Trail is over 61 miles long. It starts at the Mavell Road Trailhead in Smyrna, Georgia. It travels west through Cobb, Paulding, and Polk counties, and ends at the Georgia/Alabama state line near Cedartown and The Esom Hill Trailhead.

Silver Comet is one of the longest paved trails in the US, and takes advantage of railroad tracks and tunnels. And with its 2% grade, it is a great place to exercise with your family and pets. Remember to bring water!

Did you know that Cobb County is in the process of building an impressive connected trail and park system that will span the county? Areas within Cobb’s trial system include Acworth, Kennesaw Mountain, Noonday Creek, East Cobb, Dallas, and the Cumberland Mall area. It will eventually connect to Atlanta’s extensive trail system. Thanks Cobb County and PATH!

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