ATL Trail + Rail

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Longest paved trail in U.S. now complete

The last foot of the Silver Comet Trail was poured on August 29th.  This completes PATH Foundation's 10 year journey constructing 61.5 miles of trail from the Mavell Road Trailhead in Mableton, GA to the Alabama/Georgia state line.  

The Silver Comet Trail joins the Chief Ladiga Trail at the state line which continues west to Anniston, AL.  

Together these two trails form a 95.5 mile-long trail comprising what is believed to be the longest paved trail in the United States.

A historic 61.5 mile bicycle ride from the Mavell Road trailhead to the Alabama state line is planned for Saturday, Sept. 27 beginning at 7:30 a.m.  A ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the achievement will take place at the state line at 2:00 p.m. with food and entertainment until 4 p.m.

A PDF with more details and a map can be had here.


  • At 7:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    And it starts right around our house! :-)


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