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If you plan to visit Cedartown, there's one thing you simply must add to your list of things to do: Explore the Silver Comet Trail. [CLICK HERE TO ACCESS A MAP OF ALL SILVER COMET TRAILHEAD LOCATIONS].
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.
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.
The trail segment in Cedartown takes you from challenging hills to flat easy patches that are perfect for novice trail walkers and riders. The trail winds through a few residential areas (and great places to eat!), but for the most part, you'll be surrounded by shade-giving tree canopies, farmland and nature.
To find maps of the trail and more information about how to prepare for your Silver Comet experience, click here.