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The Silver Comet Trail Covid-19 Status

Q: Is the Silver Comet Trail open and what are the social distancing rules?
A: Cobb and Paulding counties are responsible for their section of trail. Because the Coved-19 situation can change rapidly, each jurisdiction may have different timelines and rules. It's best to check with each county for the latest, accurate information before heading out to the trail.
  1. Cobb County Parks - Cobb County COVID-19 Update
  2. Paulding County website - Paulding County Latest News
  3. Polk County - Status Unknown - For more information please contact Polk County website, Polk Chamber of Commerce

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. 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