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Southwest Connector Spur Trail

Connecting Communities on the Westside

The Southwest Connector Spur Trail is part of a larger trail network that connects neighborhoods in southwest Atlanta to the Westside Trail. When completed, this network will be 4.5 miles. It is part of the Atlanta BeltLine's 33-mile trail network.

The 1.15-mile long Southwest Connector Spur Trail winds through a serene stretch of woods, originating at the existing Lionel Hampton Trail, passing by Beecher Hills Elementary School, and emerging onto Westwood Avenue, providing improved mobility access through the Beecher Hills and Westwood Terrace neighborhoods. The paved multi-use path is connected via on-street, sharrowed bike lanes (see map below) to the West End Trail at Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard and Westview Drive. The 2.4 mile West End Trail is a dedicated multi-use trail that ties into the 3-mile Westside Trail that runs in the old railroad corridor.

The Atlanta BeltLine Southwest Connector Spur Trail was funded by City of Atlanta Park Improvement Bonds along with $200,000 from the PATH Foundation. The Department of Watershed Management and the Atlanta Independent School System provided critical easements for the trail. The PATH Foundation led the design and construction for the project.

This trail is patrolled by the Atlanta Police Department’s Path Force Unit. This specially-formed team of police officers started patrolling all Atlanta BeltLine parks and trails in July of 2013.

Parking for the Southwest Connector Spur Trail is available along neighborhood streets near the trail, such as at the deadends of Bollingbrook Drive, Rogers Avenue and Westwood Avenue.

Read the recap of the dedication that took place on August 10, 2013 and view the photo gallery.

Trail map of the Southwest Connector Spur Trail and the network that ties into the West End Trail and Westside Trail.

Trail map of the Southwest Connector Spur Trail and the network that ties into the West End Trail and Westside Trail.

2257 Bollingbrook Drive
Atlanta, GA 30311
Quick Facts
  • The multi-use trail portion is 1.15 miles in length
  • The on-street portion with sharrows is 1.6 miles in length
  • Connects Lionel Hampton Trail to Westwood Avenue and on to the West End Trail and Westside Trail
  • Provides improved access to Beecher Hills Elementary School
  • Construction was managed by PATH Foundation
  • Phase I completed and opened on August 10, 2013

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