Southside Trail

Strengthening Connections on Atlanta's Southside

Segment 1 of the Southside Trail was the first of five Southside Trail segments to undergo construction and opened to the public as a paved trail in September 2021. It runs 0.8 miles from the southern terminus of the Westside Trail at University Avenue to the Annie E. Casey Foundation site at Pittsburgh Yards, just west of the I-75/85 overpass.

The remaining Southside Trail is open as an open unpaved trail that provide connectivity between the paved Eastside and Westside Trails. Design and planning work continues for the unpaved trail between Pittsburgh Yards and I-20. For design purposes, the trail has been broken into four segments that are each approximately one mile in length and are numbered 2, 3, 4, 5 running from west to east.

Along the unpaved segment 4, the former railroad bridge over United Avenue was removed in the summer of 2020. Currently, trail users must utilize stairs and a crosswalk at the intersection. Click here for full details and detour maps. ABI will replace the bridge when construction on the trail commences.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to work on your Atlanta BeltLine!

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.

View updates on each project in design or construction here and follow along with monthly posts on our blog.


This trail is open in its unpaved state, with greenspace close-by within the corridor. D.H. Stanton Park is an 8-acre park featuring a splash pad, playground and baseball diamond. Boulevard Crossing Park is a 5-acre park with multi-use activity fields.

Shop & Dine

Many restaurant and retail options are situated nearby, including The Beacon Atlanta and Glenwood Park.


The Southside Trail passes just south of Grant Park and Zoo Atlanta.


Phase I of the Pittsburgh Yards development includes the adaptive reuse of an existing 61,000 sf structure into a commercial village of small businesses and multi-purpose greenspace for youth soccer and community activation.

Trail Etiquette

Find out how to be a thoughtful BeltLine user.
Learn About the BeltLine Do's and Don'ts
A Drone Tour of the Southside Trail

Meet with Us

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Report Maintenance Issues

Maintenance issues on the trail can be reported by calling (404) 546-0311 or visiting

Please remember to always call 911 in the case of emergencies.