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Top 5 Family-Friendly Atlanta Cycling Trails to Tackle This SpringApril 13, 2021
Spring is the perfect time to pull the family bikes out of the garage, pump up your tires, and set off on a sunny adventure before the blazing heat of summer sets in. Fortunately, Georgia is a bicycle friendly state with trails that are perfect for riders of all skill levels, and we've listed five of the top trails below!
Before you set out on a cycling adventure, remember to pack plenty of water and a few snacks, sunscreen, a first aid kit, and a small biking tool kit with patches in case you get a flat tire.
The Atlanta Beltline features 33 miles of biking and walking paths, with numerous options for dining and shopping along the more populated 3-mile Eastside Trail and a quieter experience on the 3.3 mile Westside trail. Stop to take pictures at the Krog tunnel, or with one of the art installations along the way.
Silver Comet Trail
Located just 13 miles northwest of Atlanta, the Silver Comet Trail is 61.5 miles long, and starts in Smyrna. It ends all the way at the Georgia/Alabama state line, but you can find beautiful views on whatever section of the trail you decide to take. The Silver Comet trail is a rail trail, meaning the ride will take you across old railroad trestles, no longer in use, so you can expect incredible long-distance views!
The Arabia Mountain Trail
The Arabia Mountain Trail features 30 miles of biking, and running with incredible views of the park's unique lunar-like landscape, the oldest homestead in Rockdale county and sweeping vistas. The destination is only 20 minutes east of Atlanta for a quick day trip from the city.
Trolley Line Trail
The Trolley Line Trail, which runs from Georgia State University to Agnes College, is seven miles in length. The historic trail runs where trolleys used to back in the 19th century. The length and smooth paving make this the perfect trek to take the whole family on, as an opportunity to ride through history!
Stone Mountain Trail
Running from Piedmont Avenue in Atlanta to Main Street in Stone Mountain Park, this 19-mile trail features city views, landmarks like the MLK Historic Site and Fernbank History Center, as well as ending up at Stone Mountain. There are several restaurants and bakeries along the trail to stop off and enjoy a tasty snack before getting back on the trail.
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