Now that the spring season has arrived, many Georgians will be taking advantage of the warmer weather. Outdoor activities that the entire family can enjoy are plentiful in the Cobb County area.
The metro-Atlanta area is well known for its numerous trails for walking, running, skating, and biking. Whether you’re interested in a mountain path or something smoother and easier to navigate, finding a biking path in Atlanta is not difficult. To make it easier for our readers, we have compiled a list of some of the most popular bike trails in and around Marietta:
- Silver Comet Trail: 61.5 miles in length, spanning Cobb, Polk, and Paulding Counties. The path is paved and well maintained throughout, with restrooms, water fountains, and other services provided trailside.
- Eastside Trail – Atlanta BeltLine: 2.3 miles in length, located in Fulton County. This concrete path stretches from Inman and Piedmont Park, offering fantastic views of Atlanta.
- Mountain-to-River Trail: 1.8 miles of concrete trail in Cobb County. Beginning at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, cyclists can travel a Civil War battleground to the commercial area near Roselane Street. It is expected that the trail will grow in size in the future.
- Atlanta Road Path: 2.5 miles in length, located in Cobb County. This asphalt trail is located near Dobbins Air Reserve Base and goes through Smyrna and Marietta.
- East Cobb Trail: 1.5 miles of concrete path parallel to Roswell Road in Marietta, Georgia. This trail is a fantastic connecting path between shopping centers, neighborhoods, and the East Cobb Park.
- Town to Creek Trail: .6 miles of concrete trails in Cherokee County. This trail offers outdoor activities to those in the Woodstock area.
- Chastain Park Trail: 3.7 miles of asphalt pathway in Fulton County. Extending around Chastain Park, through Buckhead, this trail offers a city escape for riders.
- Big Creek Greenway: 13.5 miles of relatively flat bikeways in Forsyth and Fulton Counties. While this trail is currently separated into two sections, it is believed that in the future the two will be connected and extended.
- Stone Mountain Trail: 20.5 miles of popular trails spanning the counties of Fulton and DeKalb. This trail extends from Piedmont Ave. in Atlanta to Stone Mountain Park. It goes through Chandler and Freedom Parks, and is convenient for Georgia Tech students.
If you choose to bike any of these pathways or alongside roadways in Georgia, we urge you to use extreme caution. Traveling near automobiles can be very dangerous, as well as not paying attention while biking near pedestrians. For more information on bike safety, visit www.awlaw.com.