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* Please note this post was originally published in 2012. Since then, Piedmont Park has opened up Piedmont Commons. The interim trail is also currently closed north of Westminster due to work by Georgia Power in the corridor. The trail is still open and accessible to the south.
Wondering how you can get on the Atlanta BeltLine hiking trails? In the northeast part of Atlanta, one of the access points for the Atlanta BeltLine hiking trails is down Westminster Drive off of Piedmont Avenue (in zip code 30309). Look for the Public Storage facility on Piedmont Avenue (just north of the entrance to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens) and you will find Westminster Drive. You can see the trail in the video below where the old railroad tracks have already been removed. On the other side of the path is more of the Piedmont Park expansion. From this access point, you are standing on the southern corner of the intersection of Piedmont Avenue and Monroe Drive and behind the Clear Creek Shopping Center with Top Spice, RuSan’s, Green Sprout, HobNob, etc.
If you walk south, you will walk behind the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, by condos and restaurants, and into the Piedmont Park expansion. Paths from Piedmont Park also connect with the Atlanta BeltLine here and this will eventually connect with the Eastside Trail.
If you walk north, you will pass behind Ansley Mall and through the Ansley Park Golf Course. See how you can access the Atlanta BeltLine from Ansley Mall.
This hiking trail is accessible by public transit via MARTA bus route 27, too.
You can always get the latest updates and photos of the project on our Atlanta BeltLine facebook page!
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