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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, about half of that length (6.5 miles) is currently open for use. The surface is mainly gravel and ballast, making this rail-trail more suited to hiking and mountain biking. However, a 0.65 mile section between Elm and Convers streets in Covington in has been paved making it accessible to all non-motorized trail traffic, as well as wheelchairs. Along the trail, users will encounter historic towns, bucolic scenes and wooded corridors. There are 4 impressive trestle bridges on the pathway, but these are closed until they can be safely restored.
The trail website map divides the trail into three segments, for a total of 6.5 miles. Starting from west to east, parking and access points are as follows:
Turner Lake Road to Emory Street in Covington (Approx. 1.5 miles.) - Parking is available at Turner Lake Park and Covington City Hall
Elm Street in Covington to Eagle/MLK, Jr. Drive/Covington Bypass (approx. 2.10 miles, including the 0.65 mile paved section) - Parking is available at Elm Street Parking Deck, Floyd Street, Conyers Street, and Academy Springs Park
East Bear Creek to Beaver Park (approx. 2.9 miles)- Parking is available at Mansfield Town Center and Beaver Park
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