Silver Comet Trail

The Silver Comet Trail is located 13 miles northwest of Atlanta, Georgia.

It's free of charge, and travels west through Cobb, Paulding, and Polk

counties. This quiet, non-motorized, paved trail is for walkers, hikers,

bicyclists, rollerbladers, horses, dog walkers, and is wheelchair accessible.


The Silver Comet Trail is 61.5 miles long, and starts at the Mavell Road

Trailhead in Smyrna, Georgia. It ends at the Georgia/Alabama state line,

near Cedartown and The Esom Hill Trailhead.

At the Georgia/Alabama state line, the Silver Comet connects to the

33-mile long Chief Ladiga Trail. Both the Silver Comet Trail and Chief

Ladiga are fully paved rail-trails built on abandoned railroad lines.

The combined Silver Comet and Chief Ladiga trail length is estimated

to be 94.5 paved miles from Smyrna, Georgia to Anniston, Alabama.

The Paulding County section of the Silver Comet travels through Hiram,

behind the Paulding Chamber of Commerce in Dallas, through remote

areas in the Paulding Wildlife Management Area, and heads west near

Braswell to the Polk County line.

Some interesting locations are the Thomas Concrete plant east of the Hiram trailhead, and the 750-foot restored Pumpkinvine Trestle about 0.6 miles west of Rambo Road. Homer Leggett Park is next to the Hiram parking lot, and Tara Drummond Park is located at the former Seaboard Road trailhead.

The 800-foot Brushy Mountain tunnel is in Paulding county, at the Paulding/Polk county line. The tunnel was built in 1912, and the nearest trailhead is Coot's Lake in Polk. This spectacular tunnel is about 2.6 miles east of Coot's Lake.

The Silver Comet Trail is "open from dawn to dusk", and the trail is lightly patrolled. Some areas are very remote, so please read the Good Ideas section here.

From Dallas GA to Alabama State line

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