Trails (Pinhoti, Silver Comet, Trail of Tears and more)
160 miles of recreation opportunities for hikers, cyclists, horseback riding
The Pinhoti (Creek for the turkey's home) Trail is one of the Southern Appalachian Mountain's premier long distance hiking trails, offering over 335 miles in trails through Alabama and Georgia. In Georgia 160 miles of recreation opportunities for hikers, backpackers, horse-riders, and mountain bikers in the state of Georgia. It also serves as an excellent connector trail, linking the Pinhoti Trail in Alabama to the Appalchian Trail atop Springer Mountain, via the Benton MacKaye Trail found on the South Fork of Jacks River within the Conasauga Ranger District.
In Cave Spring, the Pinhoti trail runs through Rolater Park. The trailheads for the Pinhoti Trail are located just outside of town, southwest of Cave Spring. The trail extends up through Coosa, follows Taylor’s Ridge to Dalton to north Ellijay before eventually linking to the Appalachian Trail. The Pinhoti is the longest thru-trail in Georgia at at over 165 miles. Access to The Silver Comet Trail is a mere 9 miles from Cave Spring in Cedartown, Georgia. The Trail of Tears
The U.S. Bicycle Route 21 also runs through Cave Spring connecting Atlanta to Chattanooga. MapMyRide.com offers 30 mile to 100 mile loops that begin and end in Rolater Park. Member of Ride with GPS, CLICK HERE
Download the Pinhoti Trail Guide at Georgia Pinhoti Trail Association on Facebook. Under Files, look for “Pinhoti – Georgia Trail Guide – 2021.pdf . version 1”