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We rode these two Hall of Fame trails, west to east, on Dec. 27 & 28, 2021, overnighting in Cedartown, GA. Daytime temperature averaging 70. Trail is well-maintained, with excellent surface, well-lit tunnels and interesting trestles. Scenery was peaceful and serene with streams, ponds, and alternating woods, meadows and pastures. A super breakfast/lunch stop is Elevated Grounds Coffee Shop in the sleepy little town of Piedmont, AL. Also, bike shop next door will do repairs, etc. Another must stop is Rooted Trading Company in Powder Springs, GA. Both businesses offer shuttle service.
The trail stops/starts at the new green space where the old gas station used to be, and it’s meanders around smoothly. Some areas towards the Marta station are hard to follow, but look for signs!
I rate this trail as one of the easiest trails to ride, especially if you are a beginner to riding bike trails or just getting back into bike riding. No steep hills to deal with, and you get to ride at a good pace. Defiantly a trail kids and adults can ride with ease. You can even go around the trail a few different ways to extend your ride.
I've ridden this trail between these 2 points a few times now and I always enjoy the ride. The most difficult is getting up the hill at one of the bridges , but the best part is going back down that same hill. I felt like a kid again.:-) Make sure you have a comfy seat on your bike to make the ride even more enjoyable. There's nothing worse than a sore butt! :-) looking forward to starting out from Hiram and exploring even further out and eventually to the other end.
Memories of my weekly cycling/ hiking trek to Stone Mountain from downtown Atlanta on the Stone Mountain Trail keep coming up on my social media, so I thought I would wright a review. Hiking up/down the Cherakee Trail x2 and 1-time cycling sprint abound the base then back Downtown in the bike trail. Highly recommend! Lost 1 star for poorly marked areas in Decator and at the RR crossing on that busy highway (near to the cemetery). I got lost a few times there AND at the gas station in Stone Mountain village! Memories of Stone Mountain Trail are 110% satisfaction
Much need for repair and closed at key point in middle of trail with no suggestion for detour. Pretty, but needs substantial work.
I have ridden the complete trail and just wanted to let people know where the best places are in my opinion. Riding from Rockmart up to the Brushy Mountain Tunnel is perhaps the best part of the trail from a beauty and interest standpoint, and being approximately 8 miles one way, it is a great afternoon jaunt with causal riders. Along the way you hit some nice waypoints to rest.
The trail origin location near Atlanta to Rambo trailhead is really nice and there is a lot of traffic out there. From Rambo to Rockmart is also very nice, but there are some unleashed pit bulls/ferral dogs to contend with from time to time. From Rockmart to Cedartown is not necessarily awesome due to it paralleling the highway, but it is not bad by any stretch. From Cedartown to Piedmont is rough leaving Cedartown near the landfill, but once you get through the hills, the trail to the Chief Ladiga/Silver Comet junction is pleasant as well.
Like most, there are a number of parking locations along the way and we usually tried to keep our segments to 10 miles one way when doing this trail.
Near the Atlanta region, expect a lot of walkers and plenty of riders going extremely fast/racing. We have seen some harsh wrecks when a very fast rider wanders off the concrete into the dirt and tries to get back on, leading to a yard sale crash with ribs and collar bone awesomeness. Be careful.
Trail in excellent condition until you get past rockmart. Then a lot of leaves and debris on the path. Also is a busy trail near Smyrna but thins out quickly when traveling west bound
I bike this trail quite a bit. It is generally well maintained but can be a muddy mess after rain. Many portions of the pavement are below the surrounding grade and get mud flows that cover the path in spots.
It can be a bit difficult to bike during high pedestrian traffic times, so if you want to bike, pick your time to ride. A tough hill on one of the Killian Hill forks and on the other end at Lions Club Park, but the rest is river grade.
Nice place to grab a beer or taco at the "bus" in the park in the middle of the trail, too.
Great paved trail. It is actually three or more trails, as this trail interconnects to several others. Concrete almost the entire way, and very smooth. I rode this on a Friday afternoon in October and it was very quiet. Went all the way to the Monastery and back and then to the Visitors center and back. Highly recommended.
I LOVE the Silver Comet Trail! I ride on it about twice a week (usually from the beginning near Nickajack School), and it's just great. Keep it up!
I biked the Silver Comet Trail with my wife to the trail end at the GA/AL state line in 2016. The trail surface is paved and one of the best converted rail trails in the southeast. Very smooth.
I rode the trail's namesake Silver Comet train in the late 50's with my Mom and brother from Birmingham to Atlanta. Biking this trail brought back many memories of that train ride. Definitely worth a bike ride, especially during the week when it's less busy.
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