You will soon have one more way to access the Eastside Trail! Visitors to the Atlanta BeltLine have been using the hill at Ralph McGill Boulevard as an unofficial access point since before the trail even opened. Perennial Properties, the owners of the Telephone Factory Lofts, are installing a public access trail from the road below. The access point will give users an easy way to get to the Eastside Trail from Ralph McGill.
Construction on the access point will begin the week of June 20 and will take 6-8 weeks. During this time, the public will NOT be able to use the area as an access point to the Eastside Trail. There are five alternative access points within a quarter mile of the construction area. They are: at Angier Springs Road, from Historic Fourth Ward Park via the Gateway Trail, at the north and south ends of the Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark, and from the Stone Mountain Trail by way of the spur under Freedom Parkway.