Coming in from the west
Photo taken by Eddie Douthitt in March 2009
BH Photo #135114
There are TWO tunnels. One tunnel has been incorporated into the Silver Comet trail. There is another one which we found by accident driving to the trail. I saw the topography and said “that screams tunnel”. Pulled of the road and climbed along way down and found what’s pictured below. This not the tunnel that’s now apart of the Silver Comet trail
I think you have this abandoned tunnel confused with the Divide Tunnel: https://bridgehunter.com/ga/paulding/divide-tunnel/
This tunnel has been incorporated as part of the Silver Comet Trail rail trail. The rail line was abandoned in 1980 by CSX, purchased by GA DOT and reopened as the Silver Comet rail trail in late 1998-2001. The tunnel and approaches were excavated and restored, paved with concrete and lighted.
andy I would like to see some Photos of the Tunnel.
I remember it but I don't remember exactly where it is. Could you Please send me Directions.
I visited here yesterday, it hasn't changed much in 4 years. I captured some more photos of the tunnel. Still looks to be in decent shape though perhaps the creek running threw the tunnel has gotten worse. There is also a hugh sign of a lot of visitors visiting the tunnel which is good in ways, but I worry about the tunnel being ruined or damaged by them. A lot of four wheelers seam to use it to get from one side of the mountain to the other. I think it would be great if the silver comet trail had a extension that took you up to the tunnel, threw it, and then back down to the trail on the other side. Would make for a more scenery and fun ride threw the paulding wildlife management area and would help to preserve the tunnel. If anyone is interested in photos I have about 20+ just contact me.