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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 north end, it directly connects to the Town to Creek Trail, which continues for just over a half-mile into downtown. At the trail’s southern end is Highway 92, which is lined with shops and restaurants.
Another 6-mile portion, located in Cobb County, travels along the southern side of Old 41 Highway and up to Bells Ferry Road between Kennesaw State University and the Cobb Town Center. At its southern end is Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, a nearly 3,000-acre park that provides Civil War history and hiking opportunities.
For the northern segment of the trail, parking is available at Woofstock Dog Park (150 Dupree Rd., Woodstock), which is easily accessible by hopping on the adjoining Town to Creek Trail.
For the southern segment, parking is available at both ends: Kennesaw National Battlefield Park (1201 Old 41 Highway NW, Kennesaw) and at 3001 Bells Ferry Road in Marietta.
I am so excited about the possibilities of this trail. It is exactly what our kids need... A trail that will actually lead to urban areas. I currently love biking to the mountain and Town Center Mall with the kids, but I really hope that one day soon we can also bike from our area to downtown Woodstock. It would be so nice to have a alternative to driving, and would benefit so many. I pray it happens soon because I also want to see my property values go up...as I know it would if this extension happens! Let's do this!
I hope this trail system continues to grow as it provides easy access for metro Atlanta residents to get off the roads and get some exercise. I primarily use the Woodstock trials and really look forward to being able to visit my friends in Cobb county. We are waiting for that connector where the Woodstock section ends at 92. I hope the funds are there for a nice pedestrian/cycling bridge over 92. I miss my friends in Cobb. We haven't seen each other in so long. Please complete the trail. :-)
Wife and I have been riding the Noonday trail for several years and enjoy all the expansions being made.
We live very close to Noonday park and look forward to the day the trail comes to the park and it becomes a trail head for the Noonday bike trail as it is already a established park with restrooms etc lots of parking too.
We are hopeful that a walking track might also be installed at Noonday park to really bring it all together for everyone.
The park is huge.
Ride the noonday trail and enjoy it along with us.
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.
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.
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).
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.
It's safe and fun and easy to get to!
Would be perfect if there were rest rooms. Kids can't go far and find it easier to go to park and ride the circle because restrooms are close.
We biked this trail from 41 (we parked at a local business, because I wasn't sure where the trail started) to the Bells Ferry parking lot and back, it was awesome!! My only complaint was I need to replace my bicycle seat! It was a great workout with easy and difficult portions of the trail! I can't wait to go back again!
I walked this trail from the parking lot on Bells Ferry to Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield. I missed the sign to cross Cobb Pkwy at Hood Pkwy, and ended up going down to Barrett Pkwy. There are two stretches of the trail that run beside busy highways. There are a couple of busy intersections that have to be crossed as well. There a few hills; but I had no problems with them. The last two miles seemed like they were up hill. I thought it was a great hike.
I LOVE this trail so far. I have not made the full length yet, but have been running it from the Bells Ferry parking lot to about Duncun road. It does go along Barrett Lakes Blvd and there is a lot of traffic going by, but most the trail is nice and quiet.
Not sure why the first reviewer calls it "not kid friendly". Seems like common sense to make sure your children know how to properly walk on the sidewalk and making sure you are holding on to their hands if you are walking along side a road. Seems irresponsible on the parent to let their 6 year old do something so dangerous. Complaining about the hills seems pretty petty as well. There's other people that use it for training. If you want your kids safe, take them to park and playgrounds that the county provides.
Anyways, I have walked this trail a good few times when it first opened and I really enjoy walking my dog on this trail. I love taking in the scenery and just enjoying being outside. The path is well paved and the trail is very clean. Yes, they are still doing some construction on some parts, but it'll be temporary. It's well done and I'm impressed. I hope to walk it through all the way.
Although the scenery is great and the fact that it is 6 miles one way is nice, this trail is not very kid friendly. A huge portion of the trail is up and down hill while also being next to very busy open highways and streets. After the first mile, we had to turn around because our 6 yr old kept getting dangerously close to falling into oncoming traffic.
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