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Eastside Trail Draft

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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.


Blue icons indicate ADA-accessible access points.

With the addition of the Eastside Trail extension, the Eastside Trail now extends 3.5 miles from Midtown to Reynoldstown. Ultimately, the Eastside Trail will link to additional segments, offering a conduit of connectivity throughout the Atlanta BeltLine. Upon completion, the entire Atlanta BeltLine will link 45 intown neighborhoods with 33 miles of walkable, bikeable access and recreational opportunities.

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.

Trail Details

Location

3.5 miles from Midtown to Reynoldstown. Connects Piedmont Park, Historic Fourth Ward Park and the Freedom Park trail, Virginia Highland, Midtown, Poncey-Highland, Old Fourth Ward and Inman Park neighborhoods.

Access Points

There are XX different access points. XX access points are ADA-accessible. (ADA-accessible access points are indicated with blue icons.)

Parking

SEE FAQ below

ADA-accessible

Blue icons on the map indicate ADA-accessible access points.

Hours

For the immediate future, the trail will maintain City of Atlanta park hours: 6 a.m. through 11 p.m.


Parking

Parking is available at the northern end of the trail in the paid lot beside Park Tavern (on Monroe Drive just north of the intersection with 10th Street. On-street parking is available at Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark with a direct connection to the trail. You may also park on the streets surrounding Historic Fourth Ward Park and use the Gateway Trail, which provides a direct connection between the Eastside Trail and Historic Fourth Ward Park. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can park at the Piedmont Park / Atlanta Botanical Garden paid parking deck and walk our interim hiking trail south to where it meets the paved trail.

Bringing Historic Communities Together

With the newly completed extension, the Eastside Trail now runs 3.5 miles from Piedmont Park near Monroe Drive and 10th Street to Reynoldstown. It offers connectivity for the Midtown, Virginia-Highland, Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park, Cabbagetown, and Reynoldstown neighborhoods.

Over 1.7 million people visited the Eastside Trail last year, enjoying the trail, adjoining parks and greenspaces, and the numerous surrounding businesses.

Life on the Atlanta BeltLine

Hear from the neighbors about what life on the Atlanta BeltLine means to them! Check out Life on the Atlante BeltLine video series.

Business on the Atlanta BeltLine

View Business on the Atlanta BeltLine video series to visit some of the many businesses along the Atlanta BeltLine, and explore how the Atlanta BeltLine and its culture have impacted their business.

Get the Facts

Check out our Eastside Trail Extension fact sheet to learn more about the project, benefits and more.

Eastside Trail Fact Sheet

Setting the Pace on the Eastside

The Eastside Trail is the first finished section of the Atlanta BeltLine trail in the old rail corridor

History of the Westside Trail

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. 

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 

The completion of the Eastside Trail extension ushers in a new chapter for the Atlanta BeltLine. It represents the continued progress toward the ultimate goal of closing the 22-mile loop and connecting 45 intown neighborhoods with 33 miles of trails.

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.


Plans and Documents

These documents can all be downloaded as PDFs. The Master Plans files may exceed 100 pages each and the Appendices may exceed 200+ pages, so please plan for large files sizes.

Trail Fact Sheets+-

DocumentDescription
Download Westside Trail Fact SheetDownload this fact sheet to learn more about the Westside trail.
Download Eastside Trail Fact SheetDownload this fact sheet to learn more about the Eastside trail.

Ponce City Market Plaza

Jamestown Properties and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. partnered to build the first public plaza on the Atlanta BeltLine. The plaza is located on the Eastside Trail just north of the North Avenue bridge, immediately adjacent to Ponce City Market and the Shed. Trail users now have a public place to step off the trail and gather, all in close proximity to the shops, restaurants, offices, and flats of Ponce City Market. The plaza comes complete with connections to the street below: stairs (with a handy bike ramp) and an elevator.

Life on the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail

Hear from the neighbors about what life on the Atlanta BeltLine means to them!

The third episode of the Life on the Atlanta BeltLine follows the story of Jenny, a cancer survivor who utilized the Eastside Trail to facilitate her recovery process and ultimately regain her health and well-being. The video series documents the lives of people who use the Atlanta BeltLine and illustrates how it brings value to their lives. As Jenny sees it, Atlanta BeltLine “saved [her] life and [her] health.”


Business on the Atlanta Beltline: Kevin Rathbun

As of the end of 2014, over $2.4 billion in private investment has taken place in the Atlanta BeltLine Planning Area. In this short video, Kevin Rathbun talks about the Atlanta BeltLine’s effect on his business and employees, and his views on the future impact of the Atlanta BeltLine.

Watch More

Check out other videos from the Life on the Atlanta BeltLine series to learn more about the benefits of the Atlanta BeltLine.

View Business on the Atlanta BeltLine video series to visit some of the many businesses along the Atlanta BeltLine, and explore how the Atlanta BeltLine and its culture have impacted their business.
https://beltline.org/category/business-on-the-atlanta-beltline/


GALLERY

Take a look at the Westside Trail happenings, events and more. Visit the photo gallery.

Project Facts
  • 3.5 miles in length from Midtown at 10th Street and Monroe Drive to Fulton Terrace in Reynoldstown
  • First segment of Atlanta BeltLine trail in the old rail corridor
  • Connects Piedmont Park, Historic Fourth Ward Park and the Freedom Park trail
  • Connects Virginia Highland, Midtown, Poncey-Highland, Old Fourth Ward and Inman Park neighborhoods
  • Funded by the Atlanta BeltLine TAD and donations to the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Capital Campaign from Sarah and Jim Kennedy through the PATH Foundation and Kaiser Permanente
  • Construction managed by the PATH Foundation
  • Trees Atlanta raising funds and planting 600+ trees as part of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum
  • Includes underground infrastructure such as storm water drainage and utility duct bank
  • Remediation of the corridor removed more than 1,700 tons of contaminated soil
  • Cleared more than 100 acres of kudzu and other invasive species and overgrowth, trash, debris and litter
  • Designed by corridor design team led by Perkins+Will and Field Operations
Keeping the Trail Safe

Maintenance issues on the trail can be reported by calling and leaving a detailed message at 404.477.3687. If possible, take a photo and send it to us at fixit@atlbeltline.org.

You can also report issues and incidents through our smartphone app. Just look for “On the BeltLine” in the Apple App Store or Google Play. Please remember to always call 911 in the case of emergencies.

Etiquette on the Atlanta BeltLine

The Atlanta BeltLine is growing in popularity every day. With thousands of people sharing this public space, it is important that we all follow basic rules of etiquette to ensure everyone has an enjoyable experience! Have fun on the Atlanta BeltLine!


Check out these helpful tips!