Northeast Trail – Segment 1 is closed between the Park Drive bridge and along the Carriage Trail through Piedmont Park. This is where the mainline trail diverges from the BeltLine Transit Trail – the open unpaved trail in the old railroad bed. The unpaved trail has a surface of fine, compacted gravel. Get the latest updates on the Northeast Trail – Segment 1 project page.
Design & Construction
When complete, the Northeast Trail will connect the northern end of the Eastside Trail up to the Lindbergh MARTA station. The design of the Northeast Trail is divided into the three segments outlined below with one section open, one under construction, and one in design.
Northeast Trail, Segment 1: Monroe Dr. to Westminster Dr.
This segment runs 0.9 miles from Monroe Drive to Westminster Drive with a portion along the Carriage Trail through Piedmont Park. It is currently under construction and slated to be complete in fall 2024. Future transit will run in the old railroad bed for this segment. The old railroad bed is presently open to the public as an unpaved trail with a surface of compacted fine gravel. Updates on design and construction can be found here.
Northeast Trail, Segment 2: Westminster Dr. to Mayson St.
This completed, paved segment runs between Westminster Drive and Mayson Street and is 1.2 miles in length. It is accessible from Piedmont Park North Woods, Piedmont Avenue, Ansley Mall, Montgomery Ferry Road, and Mayson Street. Future transit will run parallel to the trail.
Northeast Trail, Segment 3 and connecting trails: Mayson Street to MARTA Lindbergh
This segment consists of 2.4-miles of mainline trail from Buford Highway to MARTA Lindbergh Station. It is currently in design and will include a connection with the PATH400 trail and access points from public streets. The project will involve crossings of existing MARTA heavy rail, Norfolk Southern freight rail, CSX freight rail, GDOT freeway, and Peachtree Creek. Due to the complexity of the corridor in this section, it has been divided up into the mainline trail and corresponding connecting trails (Connectors 1, 2, 3, and 4). The current expected construction start is August of 2025, with up to a three-year schedule. See a map plus design and construction updates here.
Please stay tuned for more information as we engage the public in the process and check www.beltline.org/meetings for any upcoming public meetings.
Open Unpaved Trails: Rules of Use
PLEASE NOTE: Open unpaved trails have no additional lighting, no pavement, and limited points of access. Visitors can enjoy these pleasant retreats at their own risk and are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear or use a bicycle that can handle rough terrain. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. is not liable for any injury or damage as a result of using these unfinished trails.