Off of Collier Road in between Peachtree Road and Northside Drive, you will find Tanyard Creek Park, home to the Atlanta BeltLine’s northside trail. The one-mile long, 14-foot-wide running, biking and walking path winds beside Tanyard Creek through the park which also has a playground, open fields, and forests. The trail runs close to Piedmont Hospital and makes for an easy walk from the medical center. It is such a picturesque park!
From Peachtree Road, you can turn west down Colonial Homes Drive (in between Houston’s and Justin’s restaurants) and walk between the apartments and condos to Bobby Jones Golf Course. Make a left and you will find the trail across the street. As you wind through the forest, you’ll pass under Collier Road where the video below was taken:
Off of Collier Road (across the street from Overbrook Drive) is a small parking lot and a ramp down to the path. The playground is also located nearby.
Further along the trail, you’ll skim along the edge of the open greenspace and pass underneath a railroad trestle that is the actual Atlanta BeltLine railroad corridor. Once you pass into Ardmore Park, you can continue along the path to Ardmore Road and 28th Street or Goodson Lane and 26th Street. 28th and 26th Streets both bring you back out onto Peachtree where you can make a left and go north to complete the loop.
If you’re wondering where the Atlanta BeltLine rail corridor crosses Peachtree Road, it passes underneath it beside the Citgo gas station and just south of Bennett Street art galleries.
We hope you’ll come out and enjoy the Atlanta BeltLine trails! In the meantime, you can read our growing collection of blog posts on where to access the Atlanta BeltLine throughout the city.
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Can’t you just give the exact street address of the N and S trailheads, so a person can use GPS?
There aren’t exact street addresses since the BeltLine is not a street and therefore not in the postal system.
Here is a GPS link to the Ardmore Road entrance: https://email@example.com,-84.399732,17.75z
Here is a link to the Colonial Homes Drive entrance: https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-84.4005223,17.75z
The new Peachtree Creek Greenway somehow has managed to give street addresses for its 3 trailheads. They may not be perfect, because the Greenway is not a street in the postal system either — but the addresses get people there.
After all this time, people STILL can’t figure out where to access the BeltLine and where to park. It’s a problem.
Thanks for the feedback, Hilda. We can take a look at how the Peachtree Creek Greenway has handled.
Is it possible to walk from the end of Biscayne Drive to the Beltline (without going up to Peachtree and then down Colonial Homes Dr.)?
Hi Karl – not at this time, but that area is under study as part of our Northwest Trail Alignment Study.
Is there any free parking nearby? I’d like to bring a group.
Hi Liz – there is street parking in the surrounding neighborhoods.