- Original rail line 1897 - 1903
- Silver Comet Passenger service 1947 - 1969
- Rail abandoned in 1989
- Purchased by Georgia DOT in 1992
- Trail construction started July 1998
- Trail construction completed August 2008
Merchandise: t-shirts, printable maps, souvenirs, drinks, snacks...
- Cobb County - at the Floyd Rd Trailhead, Comet Trail Cycles - Located in the historic Silver Comet Depot
Bike Rentals and Repair- Along or Near the Silver Comet
- Cobb County - at the Cumberland Connector near the Silver Comet, Smyrna Bicycles bike rentals and repairs
- Cobb County - at the Floyd Rd Trailhead, Comet Trail Cycles bike rentals and repairs
- Cobb County - very close to the Florence Rd Trailhead, Boneshaker Bicycles bike rentals and repairs
- Paulding County - 1/2-mile from the Hiram Trailhead, Cycology Bike Shop, a full-service bike shop
Restaurants & Food along the Trail
- Polk County - Rockmart Farmers Market next to Silver Comet/Euharlee Creek, please see their site for hours
- Polk County - The Rails at Rockmart Bar and Grill - formerly Frankie's, Downtown Rockmart, 678-685-4615
Event Hosting and Trail Questions
Cobb and Paulding Counties have jurisdiction for their section of trail, and they have the latest up-to-date information.
Please use the contacts below for event permissions, trail maintenance issues, suggestions, and questions.
The links below contain contact phone numbers and email addresses.
- Cobb County - Cobb County Parks and Nature has jurisdiction for their section of trail
- Paulding County - Paulding County Parks and Recreation has jurisdiction for their section of trail
- Polk County - the organizations below have information:
Camping is not allowed on the Silver Comet Trail. Here are some possible options that are near the trail.
- Paulding County Wildlife Management Area (WMA)
- Primitive camping near the Silver Comet may be available in the Paulding Forest WMA or Sheffield WMA
- A Lands Pass or license may be required and there are restrictions based on where and when you can camp
- Use the official links and videos below for contact and additional accurate information
- Enjoyable YouTube videos by Paulding County that give an overview of the WMAs and explain all they have to offer
- YouTube video - Paulding Wildlife Management Area: Hunting and Outdoor Recreation
- YouTube video - Learn About Paulding County's Wildlife Management Area
- Polk County - Rock Campground RV Music Park, TheRockRVPark.com
- 770-684-8517 or 770-684-8519, good reviews
- Polk County - Camp Comet
- Alongside the Silver Comet Trail, just west of the Don Williams Trailhead
- Isolated: no security, no attendants, no patrols...
- Anyone can wonder through the campsite, so use your best judgment if choosing to stay here versus using safer options
- Too primitive and isolated for some campers to feel safe
- It can be locked, so don't depend on it being open
- Primitive, wooded, free, first come first served
- No water, no bathrooms, no picnic tables, no road access, only a few gravel pads
- Nearby pond is scenic, but looks too stagnant for safe water filtering
- Bring deep woods bug repellent: lots of bugs, mosquitos may be from the nearby pond
- Nearest portable toilet - Don Williams Trailhead (if available)
- Camp Comet bikesilvercomet.com mixed visitor reviews are under the map
- Note: Comet Trail Cycles may have a regular group ride: Comet Camp Adventure
- Alabama - Chief Ladiga Campground, ChiefLadigaTrailCampground.com
- 256-282-2370, good reviews, possible car storage
Clicking on the hotel icons within the Silver Comet Trail map will load an interactive Google map that lists nearby hotels.
Piedmont Alabama - Chief Ladiga Creekside Cottage - nice house that sleeps 10
- PATH Foundation - non-profit organization responsible for developing an interconnected trail system throughout Georgia. PATH spearheaded and coordinated the Silver Comet Trail construction through donations and fund-raisers while coordinating efforts with the state, county, and local governments.
- Rails-to-Trails - "At Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, we are building a nation connected by trails."