TRAILS

within The River Line Historic Area
The Silver Comet Trail 

(unfinished)

The Silver Comet multi-purpose rail trail is the backbone of Cobb County's trail system, begining on Mavel Road at the East-West Connector extending West to Alabama and beyond.  Eastward plans link 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.  An alternate trail route to Atlanta's BeltLine from that point will be needed to make the Silver Comet Connection.
Because the Silver Comet extension bisects The River Line Historic Area near Shoupade Park, we formed the Connect the Comet group, a citizen advocacy to extend the Silver Comet Rail Trail to Atlanta's Belt Line in May 2013.  Visit the CTC web site and Facebook Page for current Silver Comet information here.
The Chattahoochee River Trail 

(unfinished)

The Chattahoochee River Trail is envisioned in The River Line Historic Area Master Plan map. The first section of the trail betwen the I-285 underpass and Veterans Memorial Hwy. will materialize within an 82 acre Smyrna mixed use development called  Riverview Landing, acquired by Ardent property.
Nickajack Creek Trail
(proposed) 
The Nickajack Creek Greenway Feasibility Study Concept Plan
proposes a walking trail along Nickajack Creek, connecting the 
Silver Comet Trail and Heritage Park to the Chattahoochee River. 
This trail includes Johnston's River Line Park, Howell Mill, and Nickajack Park within the River Line Historic Area and is illustrated on
 the River Line Historic Area Plan map.