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Southwest Connector Trail

The Next Link in 33-Mile Network of Paved Trails

This PATH Foundation-led project will ultimately connect to the Atlanta BeltLine through the Westview neighborhood in southwest Atlanta.


The 1.15-mile long Southwest Connector Trail winds through a serene stretch of woods, originating at the existing Lionel Hampton Trail, passing by Beecher Hills Elementary School, and emerging onto Westwood Avenue, providing improved mobility access through the Beecher Hills and Westwood Terrace neighborhoods. This completed portion is phase one of what will ultimately be a 4.5-mile spur trail that is part of the Atlanta BeltLine’s 33-mile trail network.

Read the recap of the dedication that took place on August 10, 2013 and view the photo gallery.

The completion of phase I of the Southwest Connector Trail, along with the Eastside Trail, the West End Trail and the Northside Trail will bring the total of permanent trails to nearly seven miles along and near the corridor.

The Atlanta BeltLine Southwest Connector Trail was funded by City of Atlanta Park Improvement Bonds along with $200,000 from the PATH Foundation. The Department of Watershed Management and the Atlanta Independent School System provided critical easements for the trail. The PATH Foundation led the design and construction for the project.

This trail is patrolled by the Atlanta Police Department’s Path Force Unit. This specially-formed team of police officers started patrolling all Atlanta BeltLine parks and trails in July of 2013.

Southwest Connector Trail map



2257 Bollingbrook Drive
Atlanta, GA 30311
Quick Facts
  • 4.5 miles
  • Connects Lionel Hampton Trail to Westwood Avenue
  • Will provide improved access to Beecher Hills Elementary School
  • Groundbreaking was on January 12, 2013
  • Construction is being managed by PATH Foundation