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Shuffle Your Feet Along 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
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.
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 will begin in 2014 to connect the current southern terminus of the Eastside Trail at Irwin Street down to Memorial Drive. This phase will begin after the ramp and stairs are complete from the Edgewood Avenue bridge to the corridor. The interim hiking trail between Irwin Street and DeKalb Avenue will reopen before construction begins. 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.