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Type: Rail Trail

Length: 16 miles

Surface: Paved

The paved trail crosses a few gravel roads. There is currently a short detour (loose gravel) around the overpass being demolished south of the George Flag Parkway trail head. The Cumming parking lot is now open and the entire trail is passable.


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Grade - Gentle Grades


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This trail was last edited by WarrenCCB on Jul 25, 2016.

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Survey crews are out preparing for work on Veterans Parkway. You may see them and their vehicles on the Great Western Trail. They are not surveying for work on the trail.

#19 - WarrenCCB posted Jun 15


June 15, 2017

Survey crews are out preparing for work on Veterans Parkway. You may see them and their vehicles on the Great Western Trail. They are not surveying for work on the trail.

#18 - WarrenCCB posted Jun 15


The Great Western Trail is completely open in Warren County.

#17 - WarrenCCB posted Jul 25, 2016


(Apologies for the bad grammar in the previous post)

Rain continues to alter the work schedule on the the Great Western Trail at Cumming.

The Great Western Trail will be closed in the affected area (between G14 and 30th AVE (the Cumming section)) as needed between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. This will include the parking lot at G14. The site will be posted daily as needed. A few dry days should allow work to finish.

#16 - WarrenCCB posted Jul 19, 2016


Rain continues to alter the work schedule on the the Great Western Trail at Cumming.

The Great Western Trail closed in the affected area (between G14 and 30th AVE (the Cumming section)) as needed between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. This will include the parking lot at G14. The site will be posted daily as needed. A few dry days should allow work to finish.

#15 - WarrenCCB posted Jul 19, 2016


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