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Wow! Beautiful paved trail sandwiched between Oostanaula River and Berry property. Winds around to Armuchee Connector and will soon connect up to Oostanaula Levee Trail. Great views of pastures, woodlands and the river. Great addition to Rome’s trail system. Must see!
At the break of dawn on a 40 degree morning on a quiet Sunday morning in March, my wife and I set out on the Carrollton GreenBelt loop. Seeing as how it was a bit brisk, early, and a day of worship, we pretty much had the trail to ourselves!
The trail is a delightful, smooth, curvy, picturesque, easy, fun ride. Trees, birds, cows, horses, squirrels, waterfowl, waterfalls, creeks, lakes, ponds, parks, restrooms, and bridges galore! And it's a loop to boot so you don't have to double back to your starting point!
I especially enjoyed how the trail follows the contour of the rolling hills and twisted and curved through the countryside. And although we never left the city limits, most of the time it felt like a ride through a rural setting. On our quest from California to ride our bikes in all fifty states in our lifetime, we checked off nine more on our spring road trip through the southeast (including Hall of Famers Tammany Trace in Louisiana and Longleaf Trace in Mississippi). According to my wife, this trail was the most pleasurable of the nine! This loop trail had everything going for it!
The city of Carrollton hit a home run with this trail! When looking for a trail to ride in Georgia, don't overlook the charming town of Carrollton and its A+ greenbelt loop!
I'm 68 years old and rode the 66 miles from Anniston and back. I enjoyed the entire trail but the last 10 miles or so through Talladega National Forest were beautiful. Very well-maintained trail. The old train depot in Jacksonville is nice and Piedmont struck me as a typical Alabama town. Very glad I did it though strong wind gusts made it difficult at times in open areas.
Nice trail pavement. Lots of rest stops if needed. Will return in future.
It’s Interesting how the trail is nested around the different communities. The pavement is in great condition. Very nice track! Definitely a return trip!
I just did the lower 13 miles from the Michael Tucker park in Anniston. Very nice mostly smooth trail mostly through woods and farmland, along some small streams. Lots of wildflowers this spring. Very little traffic on the few streets I had to cross, not many walkers and fewer cyclists on the trail. Just a caution if you are camping at the trailhead: flat field campground has many low spots holding water after yesterday’s rain. Watch where you put your tent. The restroom is only marginally maintained. Shower water is warm but only comes in brief bursts. Note to the town of Anniston: litter pick up along the trail is needed at your end. Rest of the trail was quite clean.
Well maintained very safe trail. Crosses several roads that are well marked. Each crossing had a signal to stop traffic. Heavily used by walkers. Everyone was friendly and stayed to the right. Made passing easy. A lot resting spots on the route. Definitely a must ride.
Reviews This path system surprised us. Carrollton is a small downtown (great for a beer and burger, shopping locally, and lots of vegan options). But we didn't expect such a smooth, long, and scenic path system. The paths themselves are about 90% nature, by my estimate. This isn't an Atlanta Beltline type of ride with crowds, events, breweries, etc. We love the Beltline, but the Carrollton path is more for tranquility and nature. There are parks, ponds, marshes, trees, fields, wooden bridges, the university and more. Most of the path is outside of the immediate downtown, but is connected to the downtown and the college, high school, recreational fields and more. If you love nature and the outdoors, this is a fantastic trail. Bring extra essentials, because there aren't many places to stop for necessities other than downtown itself. There are a few shopping centers here and there with big box stores and a few restaurants, but they are strip malls with a lot of cars. Bring snacks, water, sunscreen, first aid kit? And if you're cycling, a repair kit. You'll find yourself a couple miles out in the woods occasionally, so be prepared. The paths are immaculate. They are clean, safe? And made of concrete instead of asphalt. Super smooth and fun. Important note: if the wooden boardwalks and bridges are wet, consider walking your bike. The wood becomes slippery, even at slow speeds. If you like wild animals, especially birds, you'll love this ride. It's also great for walking plenty of room for everyone.
What an impressive trail system! Carrollton truly invested in this incredible recreational development. Well done! Absolutely gorgeous experience!
Nice walk along a creek. Neat rocks along the walk. Not many people on trail.
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.
I really enjoyed the lake view ride .. it was a little scary trying to cross over the busy main street on the trail but just take your time and watch out for the cars. I did get lost at one point also because it seems to veer off in a few different directions and sometimes you miss the connecting trail, but It was still fun asking the friendly locals how to get back. :-) I plan on doing this one again.
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