Silver Comet Rail Trail

3.17 out of 5
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↑ 1,500 ft
↓ 1,800 ft
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
Beginning of trail starts out easy, but gradually begins to incline. Trail starts in Smyrna, GA and ends near the GA/AL border. Wooded, paved trail. Can get crowded at times, particularly on Saturday mornings. Several bridges to cross, one which is over the highway...don't look down. Another bridge crosses a river. Very nice trail. You will enjoy it.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: really, are pets allowed? -n25

A: Yes

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Reviews (34)

Granny Gear

July 14, 2016
jlmoon Granny Gear  
Review: Good paved place to get a consistent spin.


June 9, 2016
n25 Gramcounter  
Review: nice trail, not too challenging


January 26, 2016
srock24 Gramcounter  
Review: Beautiful paved ex-railroad bed turned bike/recreation path. Runs from Atlanta all the way into Alabama.


November 11, 2015
spc7669 Gnarly  
Review: This is a paved trail, a very long paved trail. If it's too wet to ride elsewhere, you can log some miles here. It can get pretty crowded on the weekends.

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March 30, 2015
Review: For mountain bikes its nothing more than a fitness ride. On nice weekends you'll dodge walkers, runners, skateboarders, roadies, and local thugs using it as a cut through to wherever they're going. This isn't fun with a mountain bike, hence the 2 out of 5, but 5 out of 5 for a road bike.


September 25, 2014
N8XC Trailblazer  
Review: Not sure how to structure this review. The path was pretty darn flat, so I was able to cover a lot of distance fairly easily. I went at the start of Fall, so the weather can't be beat. The trail is exceptionally maintained, paved, well marked and offers lots of beautiful scenic views for the riding. This trail is definitely worth checking out for just about everyone from bikers to runners, roller bladers to people that want to walk their dogs. I noticed you can even take horses on the trail in certain sections. I'll definitely be returning to get some mileage in on my bicycle.

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July 7, 2014
Review: This trail is paved and is easy riding. you should be on the look out for two way traffic and foot traffic as well. You can go from state to state (GA to AL) on this trail. There are camping and rest areas along the way. If you want to train endurance this is the place to do it.

Bunny Hop

June 26, 2014
sartogo Bunny Hop  
Review: Great for a relaxing ride with friends, but not great with a mountain bike. It's all paved, mostly straight, slow elevation changes

Bunny Hop

February 25, 2014
Review: My buddy and I road this trail starting from the East-West connector entrance. We went 12 miles and came back so 24 miles total that day. We did find some off road trails that were fun but extremely short along the way. The tunnel through the hillside was interesting. My buddy almost crash head-on into a jogger so look out for that. Was fun but I'm not doing it again on a mountain bike.

World Champ

October 29, 2013
Review: I have nothing against wide paths for mountain biking but Silver Comet has a couple things going against it. 1) It's paved. 2) It's crowded, especially as you get closer to Atlanta. Still, it's scenic in places and you can't beat the length and accessibility. At least there are no cars!

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Silver Comet Rail Trail MTB Trail 3.17 out of 5 based on 34 ratings. 34 user reviews.
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