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
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.
Notice -December 14th, 2017:
Much of the Silver Comet Trial in Paulding and Polk counties is impassable due to the recient snow storm. Work is underway to remove the fallen trees and debris.
Please visit the PATH Foundation's "Trail Alerts and Announcements" page for the latest information.
For Paulding County, visit the Paulding County Silver Comet page.
Please remember to bring plenty to drink for you and your pet. Water fountains along the trail may not be working.
- Silver Comet and Chief Ladiga videos - Video page
- Silver Comet Map - interactive map for this site, lists trailhead directions and facts
- Path Foundation - non-profit, creating trail system in Atlanta area, and Silver Comet
- Rails-to-Trails Conservancy - US trail database, including rail-trails