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Setting the Pace on the Eastside
A combination of multi-use trail and linear greenspace, the Eastside Trail is the first finished section of the Atlanta BeltLine trail in the old rail corridor. The Eastside Trail, which was funded by a combination of public and private philanthropic sources, runs from the tip of Piedmont Park to Inman Park and the Old Fourth Ward.
Getting around popular destinations like Piedmont Park, Virginia Highland, Poncey-Highland, Inman Park and the Old Fourth Ward is now a whole lot easier with the opening of the Eastside Trail. A combination of multi-use trail and linear greenspace, the Eastside Trail is the first finished section of the Atlanta BeltLine trail in the old rail corridor. The Eastside Trail, which was funded by a combination of public and private philanthropic sources, runs along the railroad corridor from 10th Street & Monroe Drive near Piedmont Park down to Irwin Street near DeKalb Avenue. For parking info, please see our frequently asked questions below.
The official dedication for the trail was held on October 15, 2012. For the latest news, please peruse the Eastside Trail category on our blog. You can view frequently updated Eastside Trail photo albums on this site, too.
Pictured: Map of the Eastside Trail with access points. Explore our interactive map
A Bigger, Better Trail Lies Ahead
In coordination with the City of Atlanta, ABI rebuilt the Edgewood Avenue Bridge over the Atlanta BeltLine corridor south of Irwin Street. Construction began in spring 2016 to connect the current southern terminus of the Eastside Trail at Irwin Street down to Kirkwood Avenue in Reynoldstown. That section of trail is now closed.
Want more Eastside Trail? You can continue north on our interim hiking trail for a mile to just past Ansley Mall. Read more about our interim hiking trails.
Ponce City Market Plaza
Jamestown Properties and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. partnered to build the first public plaza on the Atlanta BeltLine. The plaza is located on the Eastside Trail just north of the North Avenue bridge, immediately adjacent to Ponce City Market and the Shed. Trail users now have a public place to step off the trail and gather, all in close proximity to the shops, restaurants, offices, and flats of Ponce City Market. The plaza comes complete with connections to the street below: stairs (with a handy bike ramp) and an elevator.
No Stone Unturned
Environmental remediation of the 100-year-old former rail corridor was completed in April 2011, with more than 1,700 tons of contaminated soil removed. Construction has included significant amount of excavation and new infrastructure such as drainage systems, a utility duct bank, and beautiful granite-clad retaining walls to preserve the full width of the corridor to accommodate greenspace, trail and future transit operations.