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West End Trail

A Historic Place to Start

Historic West End was originally called Whitehall, and later grew into Atlanta. From humble trolley stop and railroad beginnings, West End is a vibrant community, and is where the Atlanta BeltLine first became a reality.

First Trail on the Ground

Opened in two phases, the first in October 2008 and the second in June 2010, the West End Trail was the first section of the 33-mile Atlanta BeltLine trail system to be built. It stretches 2.4 miles from Rose Circle Park on White Street, through Gordon White Park, and on to Westview Cemetery, seamlessly connecting several Southwest Atlanta neighborhoods, including historic West End, Mozley Park and Westview. It ties in (and overlaps with) the 3-mile Westside Trail and connects emerging retail and restaurant developments along the way.

Getting to the Trail

The map below shows where the West End Trail is located within southwest Atlanta. The closest MARTA train stop is the West End station. The following bus routes connect to the West End Trail: #13 along Westview Drive; #67 along Lucile Avenue and Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard; #71 along Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard and Cascade Road; and #82 along Lawton Street. A Relay Bike Share station is also located on the northern side of Gordon White Park. 

Parking is available along some neighborhood streets, such as Hopkins Street next to Gordon White Park or Peeples and White Streets near Rose Circle Park at the southern end of the trail. Please be respectful of residents. 

The West End Trail overlaps with the Westside Trail for a half-mile between Lawton Street and Hopkins Street. Check out our blog Getting Around the Westside Trail for more details on this stretch.  

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

A Collaborative Effort

Completion of the West End Trail was the culmination of an effort nearly a decade in the making. Over that time period, conversations between neighbors and interested stakeholders helped garner additional support from community residents, organizations, and businesses. Construction of the trail was designed and managed by the PATH Foundation, with funding provided by Transportation Enhancement grants through the Department of Transportation, the PATH Foundation, and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Capital Campaign. Trees Atlanta installed the first segment of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum along the trail on White St.

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

Gordon-White Park
Atlanta, GA
Quick Facts:
  • 2.4 miles in length from White Street to Westview Cemetery
  • Opened to the public in October 2008 (Phase I) and June 2010 (Phase II)
  • Includes Gordon White Park, completed in October 2008 as part of Phase I
  • Connects West End, Mozley Park and Westview neighborhoods
  • Design and construction managed by the PATH Foundation
  • First segment of Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum planted by Trees Atlanta
  • Funded by Transportation Enhancement grants through the Georgia Department of Transportation, the PATH Foundation and Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Capital Campaign
  • Creates direct connections to Brown Middle School and Kipp/Strive Academy
  • Features the first permanent mural along the Atlanta BetlLine - "West End Remembers"
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