The Paulding County section of the Silver Comet travels through Hiram, behind the Paulding Chamber of Commerce in Dallas, through remote areas in the Paulding Forest and Sheffield Wildlife Management Areas (WMA), and heads west near Braswell to the Polk County line.
For more information on the Paulding Forest WMA and the Sheffield WMA, including activities like primitive camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, trail access and more, please see the enjoyable YouTube videos produced by Paulding County. The WMA's also have various rules, regulations, permits, and licenses needed to the use the property (including camping), so please visit the official links below for more information.
Other interesting locations in Paulding County are the Thomas Concrete plant east of the Hiram trailhead and the 750-foot restored Pumpkinvine Trestle about 0.6 miles west of the Rambo Trailhead. Homer Leggett Park is next to the Hiram parking lot, and the Tara Drummond Trailhead has a park as well.
Built in 1912, the 800-foot Brushy Mountain tunnel is in Paulding county at the Paulding/Polk county line. This spectacular tunnel is about 2.6 miles east of the Coot's Lake Trailhead and about 4-miles west of the McPherson Church Road Trailhead.
The Silver Comet Trail is "open from dawn to dusk", the trail is actively patrolled, there is video camera surveillance, and fines for being on the trail after dusk can be expensive. Some areas are very remote so please read the Safety Tips section and watch Paulding County's Hiram Trailhead YouTube video on safety.