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Old 01-30-19, 05:01 PM
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Jan 30, 2019

Brushy Mountain Tunnel






South Marble Coffee House, Rockmart




Hiram, mile 17 or so.

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2/10/19

A few miles east of the Brushy Mountain tunnel.







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Old 02-14-19, 03:03 PM
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How do you get to the coffee house in Rockmart? Thanks
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How do you get to the coffee house in Rockmart? Thanks
212 S Marble St, Rockmart, GA 30153

It is right on the square.


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Feb 17, 2019.



This geodetic marker is embedded into the wall at the west end of the Brushy Mountain Tunnel. A complete description of the marker is at https://www.ngs.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/ds_...?PidBox=DG1052.

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Old 02-24-19, 07:02 PM
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Looking forward to getting on out on the Silver Comet Trail once the time change happens. I Road on the trail quite a bit this winter after work with my new lighting system. Weather was very rainy though. Nice pics @TimothyH
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Tim, great photos and the trail looks awesome. Have a few questions for you.

Am thinking about driving down from SC and riding the trail for a couple of days.

How would you approach it if you wanted to park and ride for 50 miles or so (maybe a little longer), then find a place to eat sleep, and ride back to the vehicle the next day?

thanks for any info
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There aren't going to be many accommodations along the trail in terms of motels. I know there is a hotel or motel at the western end of the trail. The area is very rural once outside of the Atlanta Suburbs. There are a couple of campsites.

I think the most interesting parts of the trail are from Hiram to Rockmart although I've not explored into Alabama much.

You could contact @jppe who just rode the whole trail with an overnight in Piedmont. See https://www.bikeforums.net/fifty-plu...iga-trail.html

You might also get some feedback at https://www.atlbike.org.

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Originally Posted by Flip Flop Rider View Post
Tim, great photos and the trail looks awesome. Have a few questions for you.

Am thinking about driving down from SC and riding the trail for a couple of days.

How would you approach it if you wanted to park and ride for 50 miles or so (maybe a little longer), then find a place to eat sleep, and ride back to the vehicle the next day?

thanks for any info
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You really need to ride the trail! For what youíre interested in Iíd suggest doing a hotel in Cedartown. They have an old depot that hosts cyclist using the trail. Cedartown is at the halfway point on the combination of the two trails. From there you could ride either direction for 50 miles. Iíd suggest riding south to Anniston. Itís pretty flat that direction. Plus you cross the state line where the two trails meet. Be sure and sign the book in the mailbox! The only towns between Cedartown and Anniston on the trail are Piedmont and Jacksonville. Piedmont is a great place to refuel. They even have a house thatís the ďWelcome CenterĒ for the trail. Piedmont has a coffee shop/bakery/deli as well. There is also a grocery store with a deli a block off the trail.

Piedmont is about half way to the end of the trail. What Iíd suggest is riding to the end of the trail which is in Anniston. However the trailhead is in north Anniston and itís difficult to bike into Anniston from there. Jacksonville is back up the trail about 5 miles. I stayed in the University Inn in Jacksonville which Iíd highly recommend. Itís locally owned and only $50. The rooms have been refurbished and you can request a room on the first floor with your bike. Itís on a major highway but accessible by bike. Itís about a mile off the trail. Thereís also a Hampton Inn but Iíve used University Inn a number of times with no issues.

You can bike to places to eat and stores for supplies are a block away. I got up early the next morning and Huddle House for breakfast wasnít far away and open 24/7. Itís on the 4 lane major highway but there was no traffic on the highway at 5:00 am! I used google maps on my phone to get me back to the trail from there. Very easy.

You could also head the other direction from Cedartown towards Smyrna but I havenít researched lodging near the trail in that direction. Itís really heavy traffic at the trail end but the trail has a connector that continues for a long ways. Perhaps close to a hotel. There is a pretty hilly 10 mile section before Rockmart. Yesterday I measured some hills at 13-14%! They are not long but you will definitely be in your easiest gears! That way is probably a little more scenic with tunnels and creek crossings. But in the last 10+ miles there are a lot of street crossings where you really need to watch for traffic. Itís also more heavily used by everyone since itís Atlanta suburbs. They do have more trailheads with rest rooms in that direction. If it were me Iíd just ride to from Cedartown to Rockmart and back and forego going all the way to the end.

The Chief Ladiga Trail is an asphalt surface like a wide golf cart path. Itís nice but tree roots have created bumps in wooded sections. Theyíve recently marked those bumps with paint to warn cyclists that are doing a time trial on it today. The Silver Comet Trail is like an interstate for bikes!! Itís generally wide concrete with a yellow center line marking! You can ride road bikes on both trails as they are paved end to end.

There is a coffee shop in Rockmart but not much else. They do have a welcome center for cyclist that has a restroom and water though. With luck you might see them filming the movie!

I have a spreadsheet/cue sheet for the two trails combined that you are welcome to. It has convenience stops on it as well. If youíd like a copy just let me know.
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There is a pretty hilly 10 mile section before Rockmart. Yesterday I measured some hills at 13-14%! They are not long but you will definitely be in your easiest gears!
The hills between Rockmart and Cedartown can be avoided by taking Morgan Valley Rd from Rockmart. This becomes Antioch Rd when it crosses the line into Floyd County.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30008223

Morgan Valley/Antioch are scenic, low traffic and add opportunities for two store stops. The additional 1 mile north through Cedartown is four lane but only moderately trafficked and very manageable.

This is the route we take when we ride fixed gear centuries.


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Is there a good guide of where to park, where not to park, less crowded parts of the trail, etc?
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Is there a good guide of where to park, where not to park, less crowded parts of the trail, etc?
I found this on the internet

https://pathfoundation.org/trails/silver-comet/

Silver Comet Trail Georgia - Welcome

There also a couple of Facebook groups you might join. Just search for Silver Comet Trail. Steve Rowland is the administrator for one of the sites and he is very helpful.
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Iíve browsed the official site in the past but never found it useful. Was hoping for more insider info. Atlantabikerides has great route and trip ideas but not the more basic details. I guess I need to throw the bike in the truck and feel it out for myself.
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