Highland Station Shopping Center - Connects to the Silver Comet Trail
Wheelchair Accessibility = not so good because the connector that leads to the Silver Comet travels about a mile west and has a big hill that connects to the Silver Comet Trail. The Mavell Road Trailhead is better because it's mostly flat and has easy access to both the start of the Silver Comet Trail and the Silver Comet Connector.
Note: The start of the Silver Comet Trail, mile marker 0, is at the Mavell Rd Trailhead.
The Silver Comet Cumberland Connector is a paved trail extension that connects the Highland Station shopping center to the start of the Silver Comet Trail. Highland Station is at the corner of South Cobb Drive and the East-West Connector in Cobb County, Georgia. The Silver Comet Cumberland Connector is a wide sidewalk that runs in front of the Highland Station shopping center and next to the busy East-West Connector.
Head West to the Silver Comet
Heading West of the Highland Station shopping center, the Silver Comet Cumberland Connector runs alongside the East-West Connector, goes down a steep hill next to a neighborhood, and connects to the Mavell Road Trailhead and the start of the Silver Comet Trail. From Highland Station to the Silver Comet is a little over a mile. There's ample parking at Highland Station along with a Publix, bank, restaurants, bike shops, Starbucks, and lots of shopping.
Head East to Cumberland Mall
Heading East of the Highland Station shopping center, the Silver Comet Cumberland Connector crosses the busy South Cobb drive intersection, travels almost 5-miles, and ends at Cumberland Mall. It travels alongside busy roads and has 2 lanes separated by dashed yellow lines for most of the trail. Use caution because of the busy traffic, watch out for concrete that may be in disrepair, and be aware of narrow spots along the connector. In the future, the Silver Comet Cumberland Connector will connect the Silver Comet to a trail system that leads to other areas in Cobb County, the Chattahoochee River, and Atlanta.