Ultimate Guide to the Atlanta BeltLine Trails

Atlanta BeltLine Trails

The Atlanta BeltLine has transformed into a fantastic outdoor space over the past few years, creating numerous opportunities for visitors to explore intown neighborhoods via trails and paths connected to parks and green spaces. 

Visit the Atlanta BeltLine to walk, bike or hike the multiuse trails and discover restaurants, breweries, local shops and public art displays along the way. There’s no shortage of things to do on the Atlanta BeltLine. You can find open air markets, have a meal or drink at one of the many rooftop bars and Atlanta BeltLine restaurants or simply grab coffee and watch the activity go by. The BeltLine is great for pets, with dog-friendly restaurants offering special seating and water bowls. Atlanta BeltLine activities also include Yoga on the BeltLine or taking an Atlanta BeltLine Bike Tour or Arboretum Tour. 

Check out Art on the Atlanta BeltLine — a linear outdoor art gallery located on all of the open trails around the corridor. Brightly colored Atlanta BeltLine murals, sculptures and photography from Atlanta’s local artists stand out as you explore each trail. 

The Atlanta BeltLine is composed of four main trails: the Eastside Trail, Westside Trail, Southside Trail and Northside Trail. Each trail is different, from the energetic and most-established Eastside Trail to the Northside Trail, secluded and shaded by old growth trees, the laid-back Westside Trail and the newest Southside Trail, connecting several parks. From these four trails, many connectors and segments have been created, further surrounding the city in walkable, mixed-use connectivity.  

Insider tip: Atlanta BeltLine parking is available in some locations as well as street parking, but please be mindful of the neighborhoods and obey all signs to get the most out of your adventure.   

Eastside Trail

Eastside Trail Information

The Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail is the most established area with many restaurants, rooftop bars, breweries, Krog Street Market and Ponce City Market lining the trail. The first finished section of the Atlanta BeltLine, the Eastside Trail stretches from Piedmont Park in Midtown to Reynoldstown east of the city. Along the way, find the 17-acre Historic Fourth Ward Park with a splash pad and the Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark, great for boarders of all levels. 

Trail Distance

The Eastside Trail stretches three miles from Piedmont Park to Reynoldstown.  

Access Points

At the intersection of 10th Street and Monroe Drive, find the northern end of the Eastside Trail by crossing Monroe Drive from Piedmont Park. A pay parking lot is located at Park Tavern at the corner of Monroe Drive and 10th Street. Other access points are found in Poncey Highland at Elizabeth Street and Bernina Avenue; Ponce City Market; and Krog Street Market.  

Bonus Trails

The Eastside Trail connects with the Freedom Parkway Trail and the Stone Mountain Trail to stretch your outdoor adventures even further.  

Westside Trail

Westside Trail Information

The city’s historic westside neighborhoods are connected through the Westside Trail including West End and Mozley Park. Lee+White, a new food and beverage district, has several breweries, a distillery and even a kombucha brewing facility, all with patios overlooking the BeltLine.  

Trail Distance

The Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail stretches three miles from Washington Park (Lena Street) to University Avenue. 

Access Points

Access points are located near Washington Park, Gordon White Park and Adair Park. Other access points are located at the Lee+White development. Within the MARTA rail system, the Ashby station is located on the Westside Trail’s northern end, and the southern end is a few minutes from the West End and Oakland City stations.

Bonus Trails

The Westside Trail connects to the Southwest Connector Trail, which extends all the way to historic Westview Cemetery. At Washington Park, the Westside Trail connects to the Lionel Hampton Trail, which meanders west through beautiful green space. The West End Trail hooks up to the Westside Trail and stretches from Rose Circle Park through Gordon White Park. The 1.7-mile Westside BeltLine Connector links downtown Atlanta to historic westside communities including Bankhead and Howell Station. 

Northside Trail

Northside Trail Information

Take a peaceful stroll or ride through Tanyard Creek Park with beautiful hardwoods, past a playground and over the creek via bridges. Atlanta’s moniker of “the City in a Forest” is most evident on this trail with old growth trees mostly blocking out the surrounding Buckhead buildings and making the trail seem secluded. 

Trail Distance

The Northside Trail stretches for almost one mile and runs next to Bobby Jones Golf Course, connecting Ardmore Park and Atlanta Memorial Park. 

Access points

There is a small parking area on Collier Road near Overbrook Drive. Other access points include one near Colonial Homes and Bobby Jones Golf Course; one near Ardmore Road; and one near Tanyard Creek Trail and Goodson Way. 

Bonus Trails

The Northside Trail links to the Northwest BeltLine Connector Trail, connecting the BeltLine to Bobby Jones Golf Course and Bitsy Grant Tennis Center. 

Southside Trail

Southside Trail Information

The Southside Trail is open but still in development. The first of five segments is paved — eight tenths of a mile from University Avenue to just west of the I-75/85 overpass at the Annie E. Casey Foundation site at Pittsburgh Yards. The rest of the Southside Trail is open but unpaved, so take a mountain bike or wear proper shoes to conquer this serene and slightly more rugged walk, which connects the Westside and Eastside BeltLine trails. The Beacon Atlanta is located on the Southside Trail and a few blocks north is Grant Park and Zoo Atlanta.

Trail Distance

The Atlanta BeltLine Southside Trail is broken up into five segments, each around one mile. The first segment is paved while the others are open, but unpaved. 

Access Points

Access points are located near Allene Avenue, Glenwood Avenue and Hill Street near The Beacon Atlanta. 

Bonus Trails

Not yet, but check back soon for updates.   

There’s even more to come. When finished, the Atlanta BeltLine will encompass 22 miles of paved trails circling Atlanta’s many intown neighborhoods. In the meantime, there are plenty of open trails to explore. The dynamic project continues to grow, so check out the Atlanta BeltLine map and plan your day.  

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