within The River Line Historic Area
The Silver Comet Trail

extension to Atlanta's BeltLine Trail

(in progress)

The Silver Comet multi-purpose rail trail is the backbone of Cobb County's trail system, beginning at the East-West Connector extending West to Alabama and beyond. Eastward plans lead to the City of Atlanta's renowned BeltLine, a 33 mile trail system designed to circle the city. The missing link between Alabama and Atlanta is about 6 miles of The Silver Comet CSX railroad track from the East/West Connector to the Atlanta BeltLine.  On September 7, 2018, the State of Georgia acquired 2.3 miles of the rail line, which will only extend the Silver Comet Trail under I-285 to Plant Atkinson Road in Cobb County.  PATH Foundation is preparing for construction of that 2.3 miles in early 2021.
Cobb County is responsible for trail construction from Plant Atkinson Rd. to the Chattahoochee River.  Funding for this portion of the Silver Comet project is on document page 24 of the 2022 SPLOST project list Special-purpose local-option sales tax).
Cobb County Voters will find SPLOST on the November 2020 election ballot.
Because the Silver Comet extension bisects The River Line Historic Area near Shoupade Park, we formed a special citizen advocacy group called Connect the Comet to promote the Silver Comet Rail Trail extension to Atlanta's Belt Line in May 2013.  Visit the CTC web site and Facebook Page for current Silver Comet information here.
Chattahoochee RiverLands 100-Mile Trail Vision
(study complete - Cobb seeks funding)
The Chattahoochee RiverLands Greenway Trail study area begins at Buford Dam extending 100 miles South to Chattahoochee Bend State Park. The River Line Historic Area is located midway between those 2 points.
Cobb County currently seeks funding for the Chattahoochee RiverLands Pilot Site Trail between Veterans Memorial Hwy. and Mableton Parkway.
This project funding is on document page 24 of the 2022 SPLOST project list (Special-purpose local-option sales tax)
Cobb County Voters will find SPLOST on the November 2020 election ballot.


Riverview Landing, Smyrna's 82 acre mixed-use development on Riverview Road, built the first section of Chattahoochee Trail within the Historic Area, which opened for public use in 2019.
Nickajack Creek Trail
(concept plan) 
The Nickajack Creek Greenway Feasibility Study Concept Plan proposes a walking trail along Nickajack Creek, connecting the Silver Comet Trail at Heritage Park to the Chattahoochee River.
This trail includes Discovery Park at the River Line, Howell's Mill, and Nickajack Park within the River Line Historic Area and is illustrated on the River Line Historic Area Plan map.  Beyond the Historic Area, the trail would connect 2 significant National Register of Historic Places:  Discovery Park on the South end of the Creek with the Concord Covered Bridge to the North.