Silver Comet Trail

MODERATE 86 reviews
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Silver Comet Trail is a 61.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Smyrna, Georgia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
61.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2273 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

road biking

trail running

walking

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wildlife

Venture through a tunnel & over three trestles on your magical rail-trail journey from Atlanta, GA to the Alabama border This trail has it all. At over 60 miles in length, you'll have logged 120 miles round trip, so make plans to stay in either Rockmart or Cedartown because that's a lot of trail for one day. You will enjoy crossing breath-taking trestles, tunneling under mountains, photographing unique birdhouses, visiting small-town Georgia, and meeting lots of smiling people along the way. This trail is truly a southern charmer you'll remember for a lifetime.

hiking
19 days ago

Beautiful paved path that is nicely shaded on a hot day. Very easy to navigate with plenty of space for everyone on the trail. Easy to do five miles without realizing it!

road biking
1 month ago

Hey baby, it’s the Silver Comet Trail. How can you go wrong?

3 months ago

Nice paved walk. Alot of bikes on this trail. Take my dog for walks on this trail but don't get much of a friendly response from the bikers. Been told by many of them no dog should be allowed.

6 months ago

go to for long distance runs

road biking
7 months ago

Clean and beautiful. Will be back.

8 months ago

Very disappointed. My 12 year old son and I drove 1:15 each way to get to the Trail head and only had time to bike a couple of miles. I wasn't expecting to have to cross 4 lane roads and ride along with the traffic in the heavily populated area. It was not very safe. Where is the best place to get on so you see scenery instead of dirty city streets while fearing you will be run over by cars?

8 months ago

Ughhh

9 months ago

Amazing trail

road biking
10 months ago

Great! I ride from Rambo trailhead to Alabama border line and back with minimal stop signs or traffic lights.

road biking
10 months ago

road biking
11 months ago

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

One of Georgia's treasures. Not sure why it's moderate. Very flat.

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Live locally. Great easy trail for workouts and bike rides.

road biking
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

I love to bike this trail with my daughter. We normally ride 8 miles. It's a great workout.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

would be my regular workout if I lived closer

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Smooth/flat trails, great for fast biking!

road biking
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

A nice Rails to Trails path, wide and made of concrete. In the Rockmart area the trail diverts from the rail bed and snaked through the town along the river and some industrial area where it is hilly but not impossible steep. Much of the trail is shaded and if you go east far enough enjoy the coolness of the tunnel.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Love it been going for years

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A Rails to Trails project that is great for the biker. Concrete the entire way and no greater than a five degree grade, is perfect for biking. Well maintained and heavier traffic as one gets closer to Atlanta, it is connected to the Chief Ladiga trail that continues into Alabama for another 30 mile.

walking
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Great walking trail. I'm biased this is where my wife and I got married.

road biking
Monday, May 09, 2016

Awesome!

walking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

awesome and peaceful walk

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

we have been seeing copperheads on the trail near the Hicks Rd crossing going towards Hurt Rd.

road biking
Thursday, February 04, 2016

We just had a very bad experience today our first time on this trail. My 10-year-old son and I decided to try this trail out today for the first time. We parked at the Van Wert Trailhead and started biking NW. We came to a flooded area within maybe 10 minutes as there had been heavy rain this morning. We decided to head back the other direction instead of riding through the water and getting all wet and dirty. As we headed back, two large dogs- they looked like mastiffs and they were both a brindle color, male and female, barked at us from a berm that went up from the trail to our left. We ignored them and kept riding, talking as we rode, and the dogs kept barking and growling- I heard crunching and snapping as they made their way down the slope of the berm to the trail and I realized they were coming after us. I hoped maybe they would stop at the trail and bark or get distracted by a squirrel and forget about us, but they kept coming and I kept looking back. Then they broke through the last of the brush and were at a dead run coming toward us. I told my son to GO and we rode as fast as we could as I got my phone out and dialed 911 and held my finger over the call button ready to go. But his bike is smaller and it was a slight incline in the trail back to the trail head. So I told him to keep going ahead of me and I turned around and parked my bike and jumped with my arms wide to look as big as possible and yelled as loud as I could. The dogs slowed down but kept coming. I hit call on my phone. I backed away from the dogs as I yelled at them "back!" and they hesitated every time but still kept coming. These dogs were huge. Each of them probably weighed between 150 and 180 lbs. I was really worried. They were growling at me. They each had collars so they obviously had an owner. I think their yard backs up to the trail. I was hoping the owner would appear and call them off but no luck. The 911 dispatcher finally was able to get my exact location using my phone and she told me to head toward the trail head. By now, the dogs were between me and my bike, and they moved whenever I moved. My keys and wallet were in my bike bag, so I didn't want to leave them. I had to, however, and when I got back to the trailhead, another biker asked me how I was and I told him what was happening. He said he has seen those dogs on the trail many times before, so they live nearby. The police arrived and walked me back to my bike, my son was freaked out, and the dogs had retreated by then, which was maybe 45 minutes from when I left them. Animal control arrived a bit after that. They all advised me to carry mace in the future and mentioned that they get calls frequently about dogs. I have biked and hiked a lot of trails with my family and never have I encountered anything like this. My son and I were debating about bringing our puppy with us and I am so glad we left her at home. The owner of these dogs is irresponsible, putting them in a position where they could get injured or destroyed by allowing them to go after people on the trail. Next time I will definitely have my mace with me. It was really scary, especially for my son. I hope this experience helps anyone who is a newbie to the area like us. Bring your mace, and maybe a stick or something to protect yourself.

Friday, January 08, 2016

almost finished

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Great

road biking
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Fantastic biking trail that goes on for miles!

road biking
Sunday, October 13, 2013

awesome bike trail...one of the best...set your on pace...

road biking
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Fantastic biking trail. It's a wide paved path that goes on for miles... an old railroad bed. Also good for walking, running, etc.

hiking
Monday, January 21, 2013

Awesome trail for distance bike riding. Started out in rockmart ga, rode to
The Alabama state line and back. Lots of interesting items likes tunnels and long span bridges. The farther west, the less crowded the trail.

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