The BeltLine is Atlanta’s rail to trail/transit project that circles intown Atlanta neighborhoods. Plans include paved trails and a transit system, and the Eastside Trail, which stretches from Piedmont Park south to Memorial Drive near Glenwood Park, is the largest BeltLine segment complete at this time.
MARTA currently crosses this trail in several places. Choose from:
King Memorial Station
Take a blue or green line train to the King Memorial MARTA station. At street level turn right and walk about three blocks. Sidewalks are narrow and there is heavy car traffic, so use caution.
As an alternative to walking, Relay Bikes are available to rent by the hour at the MARTA station. Or rent an e-scooter if one is in the area. We recommend crossing the street at the stoplight to head north on Hilliard Street (toward the apartment buildings). Turn right on Edgewood Avenue for a bike lane to the BeltLine. Reminder that e-scooters are not allowed on sidewalks.
Additionally, bus 809 departs from the King Memorial and Lindbergh Center MARTA stations and crosses the BeltLine at 10th Street next to Piedmont Park.
Inman Park Station
Use the Inman Park MARTA station for a 20-minute walk or a pleasant bike ride to the Eastside BeltLine Trail. Follow signs pointing to Inman Park to exit the station and walk past the bus bay at street level to enter Edgewood Avenue. Walk about two blocks and turn right on Elizabeth Street. Elizabeth Street dead ends at the trail. Or just stay on Edgewood until you reach the ramp/stairs down to the trail. Relay Bikes are also available to rent at this station.
Walk east on 10th Street from the Midtown MARTA station for 20 minutes to reach the BeltLine with bonus of experiencing or viewing Piedmont Park. Relay Bikes are available to rent next the station and next to Park Tavern if needed. As another option, transfer for free to bus 36 at the station if you are arriving via train. Exit the bus at the Midtown Promenade across from the Grady High School stadium. Carefully walk to the back of the shopping center parking lot towards FROGS Cantina for access to the trail. You can also walk north to 10th Street if you want to explore the wooded, unpaved trail next to Piedmont Park.
North Avenue/Candler Park/East Lake Stations
Board bus 2 or 102 to connect with the Eastside Trail at Ponce City Market. Bus 2 departs from the North Avenue and East Lake MARTA stations or connect with bus 102 at North Avenue and Candler Park MARTA stations. Enter the building and walk to an upper floor for an exterior walkway to the trail. You can also walk behind Paris on Ponce to reach the trail via Ponce de Leon Place.
Connect with bus 816 at the Five Points MARTA station or on Peachtree Center Avenue near the Peachtree Center MARTA station (much more pleasant place to wait). This bus travels on Ralph McGill Blvd. and goes under the trail near Two Urban Licks and the Telephone Factory Lofts.