The Silver Comet Trail is known for its long paved trails, high oak trees and pristine environment. Named after the Silver Comet passenger train, it runs over 60 miles long through Cobb, Paulding and Polk counties. The natural setting provides tranquil trails for bikers, skaters, horse back riders, walkers and dog walkers alike. The trail is wheelchair accessible and a great place to exercise.
The trail starts at Mavell Road Trailhead in Smyrna and ends at the Georgia-Alabama state-line at Esom Hill Trailhead. Built alongside abandoned railroad lines, the trail runs into Chief Ladiga Trail extending its total length over 90 miles. Silver Comet trail provides great opportunities for energetic enthusiasts.
Home to several marathons and progressive activities, visitors can enjoy a variety of rides. Dog Days Luna Bike Ride is a night owl’s dream and runs from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. A unique race that’s available for all level cyclists. Registered riders can enjoy free pizza, watermelon, snacks, beverages and music. Security personnel take visitor’s safety very seriously. Security can often be seen traveling up and down the trails.
The trail was named after a passenger railroad that traveled the rails from 1947 until 1969. Back in the day the main source of travel was by train. The Silver Comet passenger train provided an elegant travel experience with sleeper, dining, passenger and observation cars. The train connected to other rail lines connecting passengers from the north all the way south to Florida. The railroad history is rich with tracks dating back to 1897.
The trail is great for whatever activity you have planned. Exercise enthusiast should visit the website at Silver Comet Trail and make sure to like the FaceBook page.