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Length
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Allatoona Pass

1 mi
State: GA
Dirt

Atlanta Road Path

2.5 mi
State: GA
Asphalt

Big Creek Greenway

19.7 mi
State: GA
Boardwalk, Concrete

Chief Ladiga Trail

33 mi
State: AL
Asphalt

Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway

4 mi
State: TN
Asphalt, Concrete

Cochran Shoals Trail

1.6 mi
State: GA
Gravel

East Cobb Trail

1.5 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Floyd Road Trail

2.2 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Guild-Hardy Trail

5 mi
State: TN
Gravel

Heritage Park Trail

4.5 mi
State: GA
Asphalt

Lucille Creek Trail

1.2 mi
State: GA

Mountain-to-River Trail

1.8 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Noonday Creek Trail

8.5 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

North Chicamauga Creek Greenway

2.6 mi
State: TN
Dirt, Grass, Gravel

North Park Path

0.8 mi
State: GA
Asphalt

Silver Comet Trail

61.5 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Simms Mountain Trail

4.5 mi
State: GA
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel, Sand

South Chickamauga Creek Greenway

10.3 mi
State: TN
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Gravel

Spring Road Trail

0.7 mi
State: GA
Asphalt
Accordion

Town to Creek Trail

0.6 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Volkswagen Drive Sidepath

1.5 mi
State: TN
Asphalt

Wildhorse Trail

1.5 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Wolftever Creek Greenway

2.9 mi
State: TN
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
While the mile-long Allatoona Pass is today a serene, pine-shaded trail, in April 1862 it played a role in the Great Locomotive Chase, when disguised Union soldiers seeking to destroy critical bridges...
GA 1 mi Dirt
The Atlanta Road Path skirts the western border of Dobbins Air Reserve Base in the northwestern suburbs of Atlanta. The paved path begins in the Belmont Hills subdivision of Smyrna and heads north 2.5...
GA 2.5 mi Asphalt
Big Creek Greenway spans nearly 20 miles, connecting Cumming, Alpharetta, and Roswell. The paved trail is currently open in two disconnected sections with a gap of a couple miles in northeast...
GA 19.7 mi Boardwalk, Concrete
The Chattanooga Riverwalk, also known as the Tennessee Riverpark, will ultimately stretch 22 miles from downtown Chattanooga near the Tennessee Aquarium to the TVA Dam and out to Moccasin Bend...
TN 16.1 mi Concrete
In northeast Alabama, the nearly 33-mile Chief Ladiga Trail is a regional playground that passes through welcoming towns and pastoral landscapes. Following a former CSX railroad corridor, the...
AL 33 mi Asphalt
The Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway weaves through the northern part of Cleveland, Tenn., from Willow Street to Mohawk Drive. The path follows Mouse Creek and includes three pedestrian bridges over...
TN 4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Cochran Shoals Trail, on the northwestern outskirts of Atlanta, follows the western bank of the Chattahoochee River for nearly two miles. The unpaved pathway travels through Chattahoochee River...
GA 1.6 mi Gravel
East Cobb Trail is located in Marietta, a northern suburb of Atlanta, and parallels Roswell Road (SR 120). Although less than 2 miles, the trail is a valuable connector between neighborhoods, shopping...
GA 1.5 mi Concrete
This 10-foot wide off-road trail both draws trail users off the Silver Comet Trail into Mableton, and connects Mableton’s neighborhoods to the 61.5-mile rail-trail. It begins at the Floyd Road...
GA 2.2 mi Concrete
The Guild-Hardy Trail is a beautiful excursion on southern Tennessee's Lookout Mountain, only a few minutes from Chattanooga and the state's border with Georgia. It follows the route of the former...
TN 5 mi Gravel
The Heritage Park Trail links two paths at the confluence of the Oostanaula and Etowah rivers, where these two waterways meet to form the Coosa River. Paved promenades line both sides of the...
GA 4.5 mi Asphalt
The Lucille Creek Trail runs through Powder Springs for about a mile along the western bank of its namesake waterway for most of its journey. It's a nicely shaded, paved pathway with views of wetlands...
GA 1.2 mi
Nearly 2 miles of the Mountain-to-River Trail are complete in northwestern Marietta. The paved trail begins at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, which stretches more than 2,000 acres over a...
GA 1.8 mi Concrete
The Noonday Creek Trail is open in two disconnected sections. The short, northernmost segment runs through the southwestern end of Woodstock, following its namesake tree-lined creek. At this section's...
GA 8.5 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
The North Chicamauga Creek Greenway is located in the North Chicamauga Creek Conservancy. The trail follows the path of the Chicamauga Creek and is mostly a mix of paved and gravel trail, but there...
TN 2.6 mi Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The paved North Park Path is located in Alpharetta, a northern suburb of Atlanta. Although it's short (less than a mile), the trail offers terrific access to the amenities of Alpharetta North Park,...
GA 0.8 mi Asphalt
The Silver Comet Trail follows the bed of the old Seaboard Air Line. From 1947 to 1969, the shiny Silver Comet passenger train provided luxury service between New York and Birmingham. Today, three...
GA 61.5 mi Concrete
A rugged trek through the North Georgia mountains, this 4.5-mile trail is ideally suited to hikers and mountain bikers. Despite its quiet, dense forest setting, the Simms Mountain Trail does pass...
GA 4.5 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel, Sand
The South Chickamauga Creek Greenway offers 9 miles of trail alongside the wooded Chickamauga Creek through eastern Chattanooga and the community of East Ridge. The path winds through a mix of...
TN 10.3 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Gravel
Spring Road Trail offers a short, paved pathway through Smyrna, a suburb north of Atlanta. The paved trail is lined with trees on one side and parallels Spring Road on the other. Only a mile from...
GA 0.7 mi Asphalt
Accordion
The Town to Creek Trail is situated right in the heart of Woodstock, a northwestern suburb of Atlanta. Shortly after its beginning at Market Street (one block from Main Street), the paved trail dives...
GA 0.6 mi Concrete
The Volkswagen Drive Sidepath is a paved path that travels on the campus of the Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant. The one and a half mile trail passes several parking lots as well as the Amazon...
TN 1.5 mi Asphalt
The 10-feet-wide Wildhorse Trail begins at Wild Horse Creek Park at Macedonia Road in Powder Springs and continues south 1.5 miles along Wild Horse and Noses creeks, where it connects with the Silver...
GA 1.5 mi Concrete
The Wolftever Creek Greenway is a sparkling gem in the city of Collegedale. Construction began in 1998, and as of 2011, more than 4 miles of greenway, part of which is along a railroad right-of-way,...
TN 2.9 mi Concrete

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Big Creek Greenway

Bike ride

July, 2018 by richardmick2579

I do not recommend this trail at all for bike riding. Very slippery and they dont mark those areas even after the do a morning check..slipped 3 times with injury. Warning do not bike at this trail !! Plus they have holes in some Planck areas

Big Creek Greenway

Mixed Review

July, 2018 by johnjursic

Lower segment is good for cycling. Upper segment I would not recommend for anything other than running. It is almost all wooden boardwalk and it is almost always slimy and slick. It is so unbelievably slick even the most seasoned cyclist will fall. And if you don’t go extremely early on the weekend, it gets pretty crowded. Trail route needs to be better marked as I found myself riding off the trail and ending up at a trailhead having to turn around a couple times. Overall it’s a solid option given the area is so densely populated.

Wildhorse Trail

Great Trail for Kids

June, 2018 by exocet19

Very nice short trail, or a great way to start you Silver comment ride. Good parking at the Wild Horse Park.
The trail has really cool painted animal sewer covers. Your kids will have a great time looking for the next animal on the trail. We counted 36

Accordion

Chief Ladiga Trail

A Perfect Day in Eastern Alabama

June, 2018 by hickok23

I started my ride at the trailhead in Anniston, a really good spot to begin the ride: a large parking-area directly on the trail, a lovely and well-kept park, and, what was a total surprise to my wife and me, it not only has public restrooms, but also showers, not locked but open for everyone, and with HOT water at that, and everything perfectly clean! We were enthusiastic! Considering the hot showers there, it might also be a very good end of a ride, of course.
In Jacksonville the former railway depot now is a well-maintained rest stop, with absolutely clean facilities. Water is also available there. And don’t forget to sign the guestbook for the trail.
The end, the spot where it connects with the Silver Comet Trail that is, has a nice rest area with benches and a Porta Potty which, after a 33-mile ride, might come in handy.
When I rode the Chief Ladiga Trail on May 19 this year, it was an absolutely fantastic day. It was quite warm, and the humidity wasn't half bad, but as the trail quite often lead under the thick leafy canopy of the trees and as I had the airflow around me, it certainly was bearable. The air was gorgeously fresh, and smelled of every possible tree, shrub, and herb, and I kept thinking that here even the air one breathes was green. I didn't see any larger wildlife, but an abundance of squirrels and chipmunks. The small towns I passed through were some nice distraction – not that I had needed one as the trail showed enough variety: sometimes leading through open meadow, sometimes through green tunnels in a manner of speaking, and later with the wooded hills of Alabama in the background, with a blue sky and fluffy white clouds above. And in between again and again the green wetlands of a slowly meandering gurgling creek.
Finally, a remark about the state of the trail: absolutely fantastic – smooth asphalt from beginning to end [I could easily have ridden my road bike instead of the more cross-country-suitable Salsa Fargo], and if there was a slight dent in it, from a root that was pushing the asphalt up, that was marked with white paint, even if it was just half an inch up. The people who first created that path and now maintain it in such a perfect condition deserve a lot of praise and a heartfelt "thank you".

Chattanooga Riverwalk (Tennessee Riverpark)

Dont start at Ross's crossing, confusing as all hell

June, 2018 by d33psp33d

This is a new fav usa scenic bike path, my biggest gripe is most reviews suggest parking/starting at Ross's Crossing. This is a good spot to park if you are familiar with the bike path however if it is your first time you will be thoroughly confused, as there is ZERO signage, many stairs to climb which will have you scratching your head "am I really on a bike path?" many streets that have auto traffic, again; "this cant be the bike path". Once you clear these confusing obstacles you will be well on your way to a great ride, or you could just start at (Boathouse Rotisserie & Raw Bar)/vicinity and avoid all this confusing BS.

Silver Comet Trail

Cool tunnel on a hot day

June, 2018 by coconutbay

Started at Tara Drummond trailhead. There are real restrooms and water there. Headed west to the tunnel (9.8 miles) It must have been 15 degrees cooler inside. Very good experience on a 90 degree day.

The trail is quite scenic, complete with sections where the trees canopy over it. Didn't see any animals at all, but we cycled from noon til about 2:15 so they were probably all taking a siesta.

Seemed like we were going uphill as we pedaled west. Not too bad, even for recumbent trikes.

Pavement is concrete but in very good condition. I just wish there was water and restrooms at the tunnel. We were slugging back a lot of water during the 20 mile round trip ride and that was our only letdown.

Big Creek Greenway

Bad Wipeout at Roswell

June, 2018 by smusse

Awesome trail!!! Please , please be VERY careful on boardwalk in Roswell. I’m new to the area & today was the 1st time I rode from Alpharetta to Roswell. I was so enjoying the ride & scenery until I wiped out Really bad on boardwalk.It is VERY slick. Please be extra careful.

Chief Ladiga Trail

bikechopper

May, 2018 by bikechopper

The third trail of our trip from Fl to Ms and Al. We had rode this trail before it was paved and didn't remember how long ago it was, the host at the Eubanks Center in Piedmont told us it has been paved for over 20 years. Piedmont is the heart of this trail. The round trip to Georgia's Silver Comet was the best part. There are views of the mountains to the sides of the trail. The state border has a nice rest area and great signage. As we went through Jacksonville there was trucks and equipment on the trail, they were cleaning up damage from the April tornado. On both sides of the trail you could see the destroyed buildings. The Jacksonville Train Depot was a high point, we used it for our last day start and end point. Then just down the street we found Struts where we celebrated completing our trails with great wings and beer. We would return to this trail.

Silver Comet Trail

Epic Trip with Kids (12 and 14)

April, 2018 by jbulot

Was planning on this being an overnight bike trip, as the kids have never done more than a 10 mile ride. We packed overnight gear, etc. Unfortunately, the forecast for the 2nd day turned sour and the kids decided to push through and finish the ride in one day! they did great - largely on the original rail/paved trail. Towards Rockmart and Cedar Town, it diverted through some downtown areas and some of the uphills were rough..but by and a large a great trail! Both kids left with a great deal more confidence than when they started!

Silver Comet Trail

Silver comet

April, 2018 by mkeehn64

Scenic and long. Great trail to rack up milieage. Pavement is excellent and we'll maintained. Plenty of rest stops for the weary. Go get it.

Simms Mountain Trail

Great for kids

April, 2018 by kristyn.martz

We didn't complete the trail but it was perfect for the kids (10 and 7). It was dirt and gravel with some hills but not too challenging.

Chief Ladiga Trail

A medical necessity

March, 2018 by bwoods0

This trail has saved my life. literally, the chief means to controlling diabetes. The beauty of the land, the great places you pass through, the folks you meet, the welcome centers and facilities along the way are outstanding, with the one in Piedmont giving out free snacks to bikers and hikers. I can't say enough about the entire 95 miles of trails, from Anniston, AL to the Atlanta, GA area. Be conscious of the bumps caused by tree roots, they can throw you at speed above 15 MPH (trail designated maximum speed). Don't forget to sound off when passing others on the trail, it is just being a good neighbor.

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