Biking on the Silver Comet Trail

11 Paved Trails in Georgia

Start exploring Georgia's great outdoors on these pedestrian- and bike-friendly paths.

Georgia's paved walking and biking trails offer outdoor recreation across the state. Most importantly, they are accessible for all skill levels, strollers and wheelchairs. Go for a walk with the family. Schedule a daily jog. Take baby for a stroll. Hop on a bike or get out the rollerblades, and make your way along these 11 paved trails in Georgia.

Atlanta BeltLine - Atlanta
Portions of this popular trail following a rejuvenated railroad corridor around downtown Atlanta have been paved, and plans call for a complete 22-mile paved path to circle the city. When completed, the Atlanta BeltLine will be one of the longest trails in the city. A full calendar of events proves the BeltLine is a haven for fitness and outdoor fun.
Chattahoochee RiverWalk - Columbus
Discover Columbus along 15 miles of paved trail. Chattahoochee RiverWalk connects the city's attractions, museums and wooded parks.
Downtown Heritage Trail System - Rome
Explore three rivers in Rome on 13.5 miles of paved trails in the Downtown Heritage Trail System. The trails offer connections to parks and nature, as well as city attractions.
Flint Riverfront Greenway - Albany
East of the Flint RiverQuarium, the 2.4-mile Flint Riverfront Greenway recreational trail offers gorgeous views overlooking the river. Railroad trestles and an environmental walking path are interesting features along the way.
Georgia Coast Rail-Trail - Camden County
Classic Southern homes dot the 6.25-mile path meandering near the Satilla River. Big plans for this coastal rail trail include paving 68 miles.
North Oconee River Greenway - Athens
Sandy Creek Nature Center marks the trailhead for the 3.75-mile North Oconee River Greenway and Heritage Trail. Explore the nature center and enjoy parks along the North Oconee River.
River Levee Trail - Augusta
The longest paved trail in Augusta features beautiful views from the city's only suspension bridge. The multi-use trail is paved for more than a mile and connects with a longer unpaved trail, the Augusta Canal Towpath.
Rock Creek Greenway - Gainesville
Travel through a series of parks that connect downtown Gainesville with beautiful Lake Lanier. A scale-model of the solar system is a unique highlight of this 2-mile trail.
S&S Greenway - Statesboro
Take a ride on the old Savannah & Statesboro Railway! For 2 miles, the former railroad line is transformed into a paved path, and plans call for extending the pavement another 6 miles. Natural landscapes and shopping districts mark the current trail.
Silver Comet Trail - Smyrna to Cedartown and beyond
All aboard! Hop on this rail trail in Smyrna's Covered Bridge District and ride all the way to the Georgia-Alabama state line. More than 20 access points, with restrooms and parks, dot the trail.
Tom "Babe" White Linear Park
Tom "Babe" White Linear Park trail offers a 7-mile scenic route to get around Moultrie. The paved trail offers access to woodland parks, restaurants and residential areas from downtown Moultrie to the community airport.
Published: April 2015