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Silver Comet Trail, Smyrna

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4.8/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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  • My wife and I started in Rockmart and Rode 20 miles toward Powder Springs- 40 miles total. It's a beautiful ride, mostly shaded and very quiet. Easy ride. Gentle slope up on the way out, mostly down o...  read more »
  • The Silver Comet has been on my bucket list, and I did 30miles of it recently from Powder Springs to Rockmart. This section is shady nearly the whole way, has a tunnel and trestle, and is quiet and sa...  read more »
  • i haven't been on the entire trail...yet...but I love to run on the stretch between Nickajack Elementary and the covered bridge. The only downside to the trail in this particular location is that you ...  read more »
  • Great Trail! Rode my bike round-trip from Smyrna to AL/GA border and back in one day (126 miles total). As others pointed out, it's a little crowded on the Smyrna side, but once you make it 10-15 miles out, there's not many people out except for bikers in spandex and fancy bikes! Though, the crowds and fast bikers shouldn't discourage you from coming here and having a good time! Despite the many people, it's still less crowded than the beltline while offering a lot more shade! The trail goes through multiple counties and facilities change from county to county. There's more water/restroom stops on the Cobb side and fizzle out when going out towards Polk County. By no means am I the best shape I can be to do this nor did I train a single bit for this ride, but I highly recommend doing the whole trail (even if broken out between several days) because there are a lot of different landscapes to see and the small towns along the way are really friendly (Rockmart, Cedartown). We left around 6:30 AM in July and took our time there and back (arrived around 8 pm). Did the trip in shorts, Vans tennis shoes, and just a normal T-shirt on an old '81 Peugeot Bike! Most of the trail is "flat" with 1-2% slope, but around the 42 mile - 50 mile mark between Rockmart and Cedartown becomes difficult with rolling hills and minimal shade. Also, there's a landfill nearby (45 mile mark I think) which makes the atmosphere a little unpleasant because of the smell. If you are planning to leave for a while on the trail, I highly recommend parking in the lot next to East-West Connector and near Publix (in front of Smyrna Bike Shop). There's a lot more traffic visibility there than the official trailhead 1 mile down the trail. I've seen broken glass in the main trailhead's parking lot, so make sure to hide all your valuables before going out. When walking on the trail, be sure to stay to the right as bikers will call out as they pass you on the left. Make sure to bring plenty of water as well and note, this is the longest paved trail in America.. so there's plenty of things to see along the way!
  • I live close to the trail and love it! Great for bike riding and taking my stroller. I wouldn't go by myself during the week with my son in the stroller though, since there aren't many people on it.
  • One of the most enjoyable places in the Atlanta area to bike or run. The trail is mostly very flat. Can be a bit crowded along and near the East-West Connector but as you head farther west, plenty of room to bike or run.
  • Great trail, but parking is difficult saturday and sunday mornings
  • Shady, cool trail for walking, running and biking. Good riding. Love the rest areas.
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