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Please see the Important Cobb County trail closings on this page

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. Plans are underway to extend the Chief Ladiga an additional 7 miles. 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.

Please remember to bring plenty to drink for you and your pet. Water fountains along the trail may not be working.

With a 2% grade, the Silver Comet is a great place to exercise
Important Notice:

Trail Closings in Cobb County

Official Cobb County Recources
1. Cobb Silver Comet - Construction details & contact information
2. Updated Repair Schedule
3. Construction Notice PDF

Cobb County is remodeling their section of the Silver Comet including restoring 6 pedestrian bridges, repaving the trail, and improving the surrounding areas. Sections of the Silver Comet will be closed during heavy construction, and no detours are planned.

Construction will continue through the 2014 spring months. Once completed, the Cobb section of trail will look new, while preserving its historical details.