Silver Comet Trail

This rail-trail serves as a significant connection between urban Marietta and surrounding neighborhoods, numerous side trails, and the 105-acre Heritage Park.

photo: A bicyclist on a beautiful autumn day. Photo by Clara Williams. Type: Fitness Trail, Urban Trail
Length: 61.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Roller/Inline Skating
Skateboarding
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Smyrna, GA to Georgia/Alabama State Line
States: Georgia
Counties: Cobb, Paulding, Polk
Latitude: 33.84403   Longitude: -84.50139

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Description

This rail-trail serves as a significant connection between urban Marietta and surrounding neighborhoods, numerous side trails, the 105-acre Heritage Park, and connects at Alabama state line to the 33-mile long Chief Ladiga Trail. This multi-use trail provides access to significant natural beauty that is unusual in metropolitan areas. Amidst historic woolen mills and scenic vistas, this rail-trail allows for recreational activities such as biking, jogging, hiking, and horseback riding (designated 2002).

Additional Details

Width: 127 inches.
Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: Asphalt

Average Grade: 1%
Elevation Low Point: 927
Elevation High Point: 1,038
Year Designated: 2002

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: MAP of trail online with features
Website: Trail website

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Rusty Simpson
Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affai
1792 County Services Pkwy.
Marietta , GA 30008
(770) 528-8840
rusty.simpson@cobbcounty.org

 

Photos

A bicyclist on a beautiful autumn day. Photo by Clara Williams.

A bicyclist on a beautiful autumn day. Photo by Clara Williams.

A panning shot of a bicyclist on the Silver Comet Trail. Photo by Clara Williams.

A panning shot of a bicyclist on the Silver Comet Trail. Photo by Clara Williams.

 

Two recumbent riders coming back in late in the evening on the Silver Comet Trail near Cedartown, GA. Photo by Don Sullivan.

Two recumbent riders coming back in late in the evening on the Silver Comet Trail near Cedartown, GA. Photo by Don Sullivan.

 

The State Line Gateway welcomes trail users to the State of Georgia on the Silver Comet Trail, near Cedartown, GA. Photo by Don Sullivan.

The State Line Gateway welcomes trail users to the State of Georgia on the Silver Comet Trail, near Cedartown, GA. Photo by Don Sullivan.

The 'Last Foot of Trail' marker, denoting the last completed foot of trail in the final segment of the Silver Comet Trail. Photo by Don Sullivan.

The 'Last Foot of Trail' marker, denoting the last completed foot of trail in the final segment of the Silver Comet Trail. Photo by Don Sullivan.

 

One of the trail's many foot bridges. Photo by John Terrill.

One of the trail's many foot bridges. Photo by John Terrill.

Wooded area. Photo by John Terrill.

Wooded area. Photo by John Terrill.

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