Wildhorse Trail

Georgia

Wildhorse Trail Facts

States: Georgia
Counties: Cobb
Length: 1.5 miles
Trail end points: Powder Springs (Wild Horse Creek Park at Macedonia Rd) south and Powder Springs (Silver Comet Trail at Carter Rd)
Trail surfaces: Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 6032568
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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Wildhorse Trail Description

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 Carter Road. Along the trail you will find Georgia's largest red maple (classified as a state champion tree), as well as an observation tower for scenic views across a wetlands area (just south of Hopkins Road). The trail also has a rest area near Powder Springs Road and two emergency call boxes.

The trail is closed from dusk to dawn and when flooding is immanent, usually following a rain storm. Despite its name, the trail is not open to equestrians.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available in Powder Springs at Wild Horse Creek Park on Macedonia Road and at along Carter Road (near Preston Place Lane) where it intersects the Silver Comment Trail.

Wildhorse Trail Reviews

I enjoyed walking the length of this trail today, and it was very nice. You only have to cross one road with traffic- but there is a pedestrian crossing light to help out. You go under powder springs road, and also underneath the old train trestle that is now part of the Silver Comet Trail.
You can tell that when it rains heavy the creek along the trail will probably flood low lying portions of the trail.
They have some very large trees on it. The Tower overlooks a small pond, and the trail has owl and bat boxes built alongside. Lots of evidence that there are woodpeckers living in the trees. Recommend it if your looking for a trail not as busy as the Silver Comet Trail.

The Wildhorse Trail is a nice hike along a creek that cuts through Powder Springs. When the Silver Comet Trail (SCT) is very busy, this trail gives you a nice quiet walk. Bikes are allowed along this trail as well. Winter offers the best hike since the bugs are not as bad. Still, in summer, the trail is very shaded and is a bit cooler than the SCT. On the Carter Road side, there is an observation tower that gives a higher view of a small bog area where you can watch birds and such. There are a few benches along the trail as well. The trail is 1.7 miles long in total and there is good parking on both ends of the trail. Avoid the trail after heavy rains since the creek will overflow its banks and cover the trail. For a nice break from the SCT, the Wildhorse Trail offers a great hike.

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