Silver Comet Trail: Rambo to Castle Rock Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"From 1947 to 1969, the Silver Comet Train carried passengers between New York City and Birmingham, Alabama, with service to Atlanta. Its early days marked the great age of rail travel, and the shining Silver Comet offered all the bells and whistles including luxury sleeping accommodations and observation cars. The portion of the rail line that ran through Cobb County to the Georgia-Alabama border closed in 1989.
Then, in 1998, this corridor was transformed into a 60-mile paved, multiuse trail that draws cyclists and hikers, and includes 17 access points for people with disabilities. The section of the trail that begins at the Rambo Nursery in Dallas and runs west to the Castle Rock rest area is especially peaceful, with forest buffering much of the path from US 278. Plus, small changes in elevation make the path comfortable for people of all abilities."