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Length
Surfaces
Type

Allatoona Pass

1 mi
State: GA
Dirt

Arabia Mountain Trail

12.4 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Athens - North Oconee River Greenway

3.5 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Atlanta BeltLine (Overview)

6.8 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Atlanta Road Path

2.5 mi
State: GA
Asphalt
Accordion

Augusta Canal Trail

7.5 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Dirt

Big Creek Greenway

19.7 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Camp Creek Greenway

2.5 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Carrollton GreenBelt

16 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Castlewood Road Path

1.8 mi
State: GA
Asphalt

Chastain Park Trail

3.7 mi
State: GA
Asphalt

Chattahoochee Riverwalk

15 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Concrete

Cochran Shoals Trail

1.6 mi
State: GA
Gravel

Columbus Fall Line Trace

11 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Concrete

Cricket Frog Trail

14.9 mi
State: GA
Ballast, Concrete, Dirt, Grass

Cumberland Connector

4.8 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Douglas Trail

2.5 mi
State: GA
Asphalt

East Cobb Trail

1.5 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Eastside Trail (Atlanta BeltLine)

2.3 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Eastside Trail (Covington)

2.4 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Georgia Coast Rail-Trail

6.25 mi
State: GA
Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Guyton Rails to Trails

0.75 mi
State: GA
Asphalt

Hampton Spur Bike Trail

10.3 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Heritage Park Trail

4.5 mi
State: GA
Asphalt

Ivy Creek Greenway

2.3 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Gravel

JF Gregory Park Trail

3 mi
State: GA
Asphalt

Jekyll Island Trail

24.8 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Keswick Park Extension Trail

0.6 mi
State: GA
Asphalt

Lionel Hampton Trail

1.2 mi
State: GA
Asphalt

Lucille Creek Trail

1.2 mi
State: GA

McQueen's Island Trail

5.6 mi
State: GA
Gravel

Midtown Greenway (GA)

0.5 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Moultrie Trail

7.2 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Concrete

Mountain-to-River Trail

1.8 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Noonday Creek Trail

7.9 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

North Park Path

0.8 mi
State: GA
Asphalt

Northside Trail (Atlanta BeltLine)

1.1 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Ocmulgee Heritage Trail

11 mi
State: GA
Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel, Woodchips

Oxford Trail

1.2 mi
State: GA
Concrete

PATH400 Greenway Trail

2 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Peachtree City Multi-Use Paths

90 mi
State: GA
Asphalt

Phoenix Trail

1.2 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Reeves Creek Trail

1.4 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Riverfront Greenway Trail

2.4 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Rock Creek Greenway

2 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Concrete

Rockdale River Trail

9.47 mi
State: GA
Concrete

S&S Greenway

2.75 mi
State: GA
Asphalt

Savannah & Ogeechee Canal Trail

7 mi
State: GA
Dirt, Woodchips

Silver Comet Trail

61.5 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Simms Mountain Trail

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

South Peachtree Creek Trail

1.1 mi
State: GA
Boardwalk

South River Trail

3.2 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Spring Road Trail

0.7 mi
State: GA
Asphalt

Stone Mountain Trail

20.5 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Concrete

Suwanee Creek Greenway

4 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Concrete

Tallulah Falls Rail-Trail

1.7 mi
State: GA
Asphalt

Town to Creek Trail

0.6 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Trolley Line Trail (GA)

7 mi
State: GA
Asphalt, Concrete

West End Trail (Atlanta BeltLine)

2.3 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Westside Trail (Atlanta Beltline)

3 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Whetstone Creek Trail

1.4 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Wildhorse Trail

1.5 mi
State: GA
Concrete

Yellow River Trail

0.5 mi
State: GA
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 Arabia Mountain Trail winds its way through giant rock outcroppings, past rushing streams plunging in woodland waterfalls and among farmland and fields of wildflowers undulating in the breeze. In...
GA 12.4 mi Concrete
The North Oconee River Greenway is a 3.5-mile long, 10-foot wide, paved multi-use path open to all types of non-motorized uses. The trail runs from Sandy Creek Nature Center (connecting with Cook's...
GA 3.5 mi Concrete
The Atlanta BeltLine will link more than 40 neighborhoods, multiple public parks, and mass transit stations in a planned 33-mile trail network throughout the city. Rather than the straight line of a...
GA 6.8 mi Concrete
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
This 7.5-mile trail occupies a unique historic and natural setting in the heart of Augusta. Originally constructed in 1845, the waterway itself is the only unbroken, accessible industrial canal in the...
GA 7.5 mi Asphalt, Dirt
Big Creek Greenway spans nearly 20 miles, connecting Cummings, 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 Concrete
Accordion
Camp Creek Greenway runs east-west through Lilburn in northeastern Atlanta. It's paved and scenic, traversing woodlands for much of its journey. Deer, rabbits, foxes, owls, and other birds are often...
GA 2.5 mi Concrete
The Carrollton GreenBelt is the largest greenspace and greenway conservation project ever undertaken in the city of Carrollton's almost 200-year history. The 16-mile paved loop runs along public...
GA 16 mi Concrete
Castlewood Road Path offers a short, paved route through a residential area of Tyrone, about 25 miles southwest of Atlanta. The trail is part of a larger effort to create car-free connections between...
GA 1.8 mi Asphalt
This 3-mile path around Chastain Park in Atlanta is one of PATH Foundation's most popular trails (the PATH Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing a multi-use network of...
GA 3.7 mi Asphalt
The Chattahoochee Riverwalk in Columbus, skirts the banks of the Chattahoochee River. The meandering and hilly paved pathway links the quaint cotton mill village of Bibb City, downtown Columbus, and...
GA 15 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
The Columbus Fall Line Trace runs between the 14th Street pedestrian bridge in Uptown and Psalmond Road Recreation Center in Midland. It follows an abandoned railroad right-of-way of the Norfolk...
GA 11 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Cricket Frog Trail gets its name from the quarter-sized amphibian native to this part of Georgia. The trail occupies the former railbed of the Central of Georgia Railway. Totaling 14.9 miles,...
GA 14.9 mi Ballast, Concrete, Dirt, Grass
The Cumberland Connector begins at the eastern end of the popular Silver Comet Trail and continues east nearly 5 miles along the southern outskirts of Smyrna in the Atlanta metro region. The trail...
GA 4.8 mi Concrete
About 135 miles southwest of Savannah, rural Douglas has successfully transformed its railroad line, a former economic generator, into a multi-use trail. Built atop the bed of the old Georgia &...
GA 2.5 mi Asphalt
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
The Eastside Trail stretches just over two miles between Piedmont Park and Inman Park. As its name implies, it runs along the east side of Atlanta, offering spectacular skyline views. Its southern end...
GA 2.3 mi Concrete
Covington's Eastside Trail connects Eastside High School, Newton County Public Library, and Chimney Park. Much of the landscape is pleasantly wooded and there are four wooden boardwalks over...
GA 2.4 mi Concrete
The Georgia Coast Rail-Trail will eventually stretch 68 miles from Kingsland north to Riceboro, a lush corridor of longleaf pine forest, marsh and saw grass, which crosses tidal rivers and creeks. It...
GA 6.25 mi Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Guyton Rails to Trails runs through the heart of Guyton, Georgia, connecting much of the town's numeric grid of streets with public amenities such as City Hall and Guyton Elementary School. The...
GA 0.75 mi Asphalt
The Hampton Spur Bike Trail, located in the community of St. Simon Island on Georgia’s southeast coast, is a relaxing ride that provides scenery of trees as well as the rivers and ocean surrounding...
GA 10.3 mi Concrete
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
Ivy Creek Greenway follows its namesake waterway in Buford, which lies in the northeastern Atlanta region. Highlights of the trip include the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, Woodward Mill...
GA 2.3 mi Asphalt, Gravel
J.F. Gregory Park is a 335-acre multi-use recreational area that once encompassed a thriving rice plantation and was subsequently bought up by Henry Ford. Named for Ford's plantation foreman, the park...
GA 3 mi Asphalt
The Jekyll Island Trail is a combination of loops and connecting trails that make up a 24-mile-long route circling this island on the southeast coast of Georgia. A large portion of the trail system is...
GA 24.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Keswick Park Extension Trail, also known as the Chamblee Rail Trail, is situated in Chamblee, a community northeast of Atlanta. It offers a short but useful paved pathway through downtown, passing...
GA 0.6 mi Asphalt
The Lionel Hampton Trail, on Atlanta’s west side, runs through mature forest and parkland. It's named after a jazz musician who gave the PATH Foundation the land on which the trail was later built....
GA 1.2 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
Built on a stretch of the Savannah & Atlantic Railroad line, the 6-mile McQueen's Island Trail offers a salt-air excursion for nature lovers and history buffs alike. Built in 1887, the railroad...
GA 5.6 mi Gravel
The Midtown Greenway is the centerpiece of Gainesville's redevelopment efforts in a blighted area known as Midtown, which is a 300-acre area located south of the Downtown Square. The Midtown Greenway...
GA 0.5 mi Concrete
In deep South Georgia, Moultrie is a small city with big Southern pride. Billing itself as the "City of Southern Living," Moultrie boasts a thriving agricultural industry, historic homes, commercial...
GA 7.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
Less than an hour from Atlanta, the Noon Day Creek Trail runs about a mile through the southwestern end of Woodstock, following its namesake tree-lined creek. At its north end, it directly connects...
GA 7.9 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
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
Although only a mile, the Northside Trail travels through scenic Tanyard Creek Park and connects Ardmore Park and Atlanta Memorial Park. Along the way, the tree-lined route offers numerous access...
GA 1.1 mi Concrete
Conceived in 1996, the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail is the jewel of Macon’s park system. At present, the entire system is over 11 miles long, flanking both sides of the Ocmulgee River through downtown...
GA 11 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel, Woodchips
The picturesque Oxford Trail winds along Turkey Creek through the heart of the charming southern town of Oxford. The wooded pathway runs behind the Oxford College campus and offers a kiosk with...
GA 1.2 mi Concrete
The developing PATH400 Greenway Trail will one day run 5.2 miles from the Atlanta BeltLine north through Buckhead up to I-285 and the trail system in Sandy Springs. Currently, the paved trail is open...
GA 2 mi Concrete
This extensive network of multi-use trails snakes throughout most of Peachtree City. Though the trails are open for non-motorized uses only, golf carts are welcome. Pedestrians have the first right of...
GA 90 mi Asphalt
The Phoenix Trail runs from College Park’s former industrial area, now primarily containing airport hotels, to W. Point Avenue. The nearly 2-mile rail-trail, which was built on a railbanked CSX...
GA 1.2 mi Concrete
The Reeves Creek Trail runs through a residential area of Stockbridge, the largest city in Henry County that sits just 20 miles south of Atlanta. It begins in Memorial Park, which abounds with...
GA 1.4 mi Concrete
This 2.4-mile paved trail extends from Riverfront Park to Cox Landing and includes scenic overlooks along the Flint River. Stroll along the Oxford Environmental Park Nature Trail, an off-shoot of the...
GA 2.4 mi Concrete
Rock Creek Greenway is a well-shaded, paved pathway connecting four parks on its way across Gainesville, from downtown to Lake Lanier. A pleasant place to begin is on the trail’s eastern end at...
GA 2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Rockdale River Trail offers a beautiful natural escape through Rockdale County, just southeast of the Atlanta metropolitan area. The trail is hilly and winding as it goes through heavily forested...
GA 9.47 mi Concrete
The S&S Greenway lies in southeastern Statesboro, a college town that's home to Georgia Southern University. It traces the route of the former Savannah & Statesboro Railway, which first began in...
GA 2.75 mi Asphalt
Constructed in the 1820s and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal was once an important transportation route for getting plantation goods to market. The...
GA 7 mi Dirt, Woodchips
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 Peachtree Creek Trail is a short greenway linking two recreational amenities in DeKalb County. On the east end, Medlock Park features baseball and softball diamonds, tennis courts, a...
GA 1.1 mi Boardwalk
South River Trail offers a wooded route along its namesake river, about 15 miles southeast of Atlanta. On its west end is Martin Luther King Jr. High School. On its east end, it ties into the...
GA 3.2 mi Concrete
The Southwest Connector Trail is part of the Atlanta BeltLine, a 33-mile network of paved trails throughout the city. Although currently disconnected from other segments of the BeltLine, this one-mile...
GA 1.1 mi Concrete
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
While most Atlanta residents would know this trail as a greenway through Freedom Park and Candler Park, it's really much more: a continuous 19-mile stretch of car-free paths and on-street bike lanes...
GA 20.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The multi-use Suwanee Creek Greenway meanders 4 miles along Suwanee Creek (a tributary of the Chattahoochee River) through forest and wetlands on a mostly hard surface; some parts have a boardwalk....
GA 4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Tallulah Falls Rail-Trail (also known as the Shortline Trail) spins a short, smooth circuit through Tallulah Gorge State Park. From its trailhead beside Tallulah Falls Lake, the 1.7-mile paved...
GA 1.7 mi Asphalt
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
Atlanta's first trolleys were developed in 1870s and the many lines were consolidated to form the Georgia Power Company. The Path Foundation has been instrumental in developing this, and other,...
GA 7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The West End Trail was the first section to open of the greater 33-mile Atlanta BeltLine network of proposed trails. This 12-foot wide, multi-use path extends from Westview Drive south of I-20, across...
GA 2.3 mi Concrete
The Westside Trail offers a 3-mile, tree-lined route in Atlanta, running from University Avenue to Lena Avenue along the former Louisville and Nashville Railroad. It connects the historical...
GA 3 mi Concrete
Whetstone Creek Trail, built on an old rail spur, winds through the Adams Crossing and Windsor Hills neighborhoods of northwest Atlanta. Much of the trail travels through woodlands and Whetstone...
GA 1.4 mi Concrete
The 10-feet-wide Wildhorse Trail begins at Wild Horse Creek Park at Macedonia Road and continues south 1.5 miles along Wild Horse and Noses creeks, where it connects with the Silver Comet Trail at...
GA 1.5 mi Concrete
Although only a half-mile long, the Yellow River Trail is Newton County’s first rail-trail and offers a serene and scenic experience under a lush tree canopy. It opened in December 2015 and is nestled...
GA 0.5 mi Concrete

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Jekyll Island Trail

mountain bike trail

October, 2017 by rtfranks

We ride this often. The actual trail is 19 miles. You do some dirt, road, bridges, go through woods, over creeks, through ancient oaks and in front of the beach. Very nice. Needs lots of repairs and cleaning after Hurricane Irma.

Big Creek Greenway

No maps on trail and too few signs

September, 2017 by dishesdelicious

I really had a terrible time getting any sort of bearings on this paved trail. It's mostly cyclers on it (I run or walk) and without having maps and signs it's challenging to find your way around, to restrooms and back to your parking location. There are bridges and a very few inclines but none overly strenuous. More shade than sun which is nice in the neverending Georgia summers.

Columbus Fall Line Trace

First Ride

September, 2017 by joshua.orlich

Rode the Fall Line Trace for the first time with my 4-year old daughter and it was awesome! Rode between Hilton Ave. and Columbus State University. Shady, flat, perfect! Bravo!

Accordion

Town to Creek Trail

trail walkers

September, 2017 by geoblackshaw

Very nice for walking but pavement seems narrow if bikers are present as they move pretty quickly, many times not warning walkers especially with small children of their presence.
Love dogs too but.. leashes over 5 ft should be discouraged as they totally block the path causing concerns for trail enthusiasts .
(Path currently ends at 92 not yet joining the Noonday trail south and then west to Kennesaw Mountain) That will be a really great ride when it is complete.

Augusta Canal Trail

The best in this area!

September, 2017 by genedalton1

The canal on one side, continuously, and the Savannah River fall on the other side (off and on some of the way), what could be better. Mostly hard-packed clay and light gravel; some disintegrating asphalt and cinder. Occasional mud ruts after hard rains, but usually repaired quickly. Lush in the spring, and beatiful in the fall. Mostly no grade at all; originally the canal tow path. Two prime and one sub-prime, spots to stop and take a dip, one on the Savannah, the other on a canal offshoot; and one near the canal dam. You could even ride up and kayak down. Seriously. I live here and the paved Noth Augusta Greenway is my second favorite, but go-to ride. Both are about 10-12 miles round trip, depending on add-ones. Great close parking at Lake Olmstead off Broad and Millegeville Rds. Cross the wooden bridge, go left and 5 miles later you're at the Canal dam and north-west end of the trail. Worth a stop and soaking in in God's great scenery (to quote my daughter at age 6; not that we're all that pious, but "out of the mouths of babes..."

Noonday Creek Trail

I Don't Get It!

September, 2017 by c92vette

Some parts of this trail are real nice but parts run along busy Barrett Pky and Cobb Pky (Hwy 41). Why did they not actually follow Noonday Creek in this area? It would have been safer and nicer. Otherwise this is a nice trail for at least half of it. Going north from Town Center is the nicest part of the trail. Watch all the intersections between Town Center and Kennesaw Mtn as drivers don't pay attention to pedestrians or cyclists. Once you turn up the hill at Old 41 Hwy it is a good climb and if you want you can continue to the top of Kennesaw Mtn. If you follow Barrett Pky instead of going up Old 41 the trail continues for several miles.

Noonday Creek Trail

Poorly marked

August, 2017 by rsoph

The trail is poorly marked in several places. Barrett Parkway and old 41 being one. Several dangerous intersections and strip mall entrances make this more of an urban adventure than I would like on the Kennesaw side. The Northern section towards Woodstock should be better once (if) completed.

Heritage Park Trail

Poorly marked

August, 2017 by wilsonjan55

My husband and I drove down from Cleveland TN after reading about the Heritage Park Trail online. The pictures online made it very appealing. However, the directions to find the park and walking trails were zero. Our GPS system brought us to a left turn in the town and we were left on her own to find the park We found a boat ramp and a small playground that some children were playing on I asked a lady there if she could tell me where the trails were. She thought if we took the walkway around where the children were playing it would put us on the trail and take us down next to the Atlanta Braves park. We ended up at what look like a sewer treatment plant. There were no markings on the trail to say go this way or go that way. We could see a beautiful historic area across the river but wasn't sure how to get there. On our return back after about 2 miles in the sun and passing a sewage treatment plant we decided to take a bridge across to the other side where we found a very pleasant walking trail. If you advertise your trail, you should give some definite directions for the trail and there should be signs along the way identifying how many miles and what's up ahead. Maps identifying all of the historical buildings would even be nice. Unfortunately we were on a time crunch and regret we didn't get to see the best part of this trail. Not likely to come back.

Noonday Creek Trail

Great trail / very little shade

July, 2017 by me31

Ran the whole length of the trail. It is well marked and a nice run, but most of it is exposed without any shade cover, along major roads through an industrial district. As a bonus, the trail ends at Kennesaw Mountain, so you can continue your walk/run up to the top of the mountain.

No water along the trail, so bring some money to buy drinks at a store or restaurant along the way.

Bathrooms, etc. are at the Kennesaw Mountain park (and of trail).

Noonday Creek Trail

Tree danger

July, 2017 by drkentaylor

I use the trail weekly and do enjoy it. However, it is dangerous to walk by the BIG TREE between Bells Ferry and the mall as it drops dead limbs on the trail, which have nearly struck me in the past.

Big Creek Greenway

Fourth of July Experience

July, 2017 by Lantana42

Normally wouldn't go on a holiday, but in this case, it was the best time for all of the participants. We had our son-in-law, two grand-daughters (14 and 11), my wife and myself. All experienced riders. We expected the trail to be crowded and it was with walking families, very young bike and skateboard riders, folks with dogs, runners and joggers. A great mix and a fun time, most of the time. Then there were a few bikers that thought they owned the trail. One fool just couldn't slow down when coming to a crowded curve and went right off the trail full bore almost into the creek. So, one has to be careful on this trail of the fools on bikes. Overall, we had a great time and will be back again. The Big Creek Trail we rode was the southern part and we trail headed behind the Ethan Allen store on Northpointe Parkway. Good facilities and parking area.

Silver Comet Trail

Tara Dummond to Coot's Lake

July, 2017 by ledoux245

Roughly a 26-mile round trip, this is a beautiful stretch of the Silver Comet trail. It is pretty flat most of the way, all though I joked with my wife that it seemed like it was uphill both ways. It practically always seemed like we were going slightly uphill, but I guess that was an illusion, since clearly we couldn't have been going uphill both ways! There is a lot of shade and the ride is interesting as you ride through forests, over a high bridge, and through a couple of tunnels. One thing to know: the beach at Coot's Lake is no longer open to the public. We got caught in an unexpected heavy thunderstorm and sought shelter there until the storm passed, but were rebuffed by the owner. We were two veterans on July 4th simply seeking shelter from the rain for a few minutes. Sad. Anyway, stay away from there - they don't want you there. Otherwise, the trip was great.

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