Rottenwood Creek Trail is part of a larger effort by the City of Marietta and its partners to expand the current trail network by developing a connection piece between the Mountain to River Trail and the Bob Callan Trail. This trail will create an east-west connection between Kennesaw Mountain and the Chattahoochee River.
The project is currently divided into two phases. Phase I begins at Alumni Drive on the Kennesaw State University-Marietta campus and travels east to Franklin Gateway at the Franklin Gateway Sports Complex. The City is currently working with GDOT to finalize plans and receive necessary permitting, with construction estimated to begin next year in 2024. Phase II begins on Franklin Gateway and travels south and east across I-75, terminating at the intersection of Delk and Bentley Roads, and ultimately tying into the Bob Callan trailhead at Terrell Mill Road. A concept report has been approved by GDOT for this phase. The next step for Phase II is engineering and design.