Cobb's outdoor program provides a wealth of opportunities to explore nature and take part in educational programs. Trails are available for hiking, running, and biking, and natural parks offer a chance to appreciate the beauty of the outdoors. The county has installed extra trail markers along the Silver Comet Trail, as well as on other trails in the county. Whether you're trekking, cycling, or horseback riding, you'll find many and varied trails to explore: trails within regional parks and trails between regional parks.
To ensure safety, visitors are encouraged to use the buddy system and ride, walk, or jog in pairs or groups. If you're not on the Forest Walk trail, but you're still interested in this destination, you can access the parking area from Tingley Boulevard by heading south on Central and turning east on Tingley Boulevard. The Trails Challenge program is a free initiative made possible through a partnership between the East Bay Regional Park District, the Regional Park Foundation, and Kaiser Permanente. Plans have been drawn up to construct a total of 20 miles of mixed-use trails in the park, with the first phase completed and open for mountain biking, hiking and running.
The trail crosses six trestles and bridges, offering stunning views and direct access to Heritage Park, a natural park that includes approximately 105 acres with 14.3 acres of wetlands at four separate sites. The Cobb County Department of Transportation (DOT) has several trail networks with proposals for a county-wide system to connect major areas of the county. The Cobb section of the Silver Comet Trail is a picturesque 12.8-mile paved multipurpose trail that begins in Izmir and travels west through the southern parts of the county. Restrooms are available at the Alameda access, on the southeast side of the Alameda Bridge.
Cobb County Parks Management Office Michael Brantley is director of 1792 County Services Parkway Marietta, GA 3008. He is available to answer any questions about educational programs at parks in Alameda County.