The BeltLine is Atlanta’s rail to trail/transit project that circles intown Atlanta neighborhoods using a former rail bed. Long range plans include paved trails and a transit system, with the the first trail, the Eastside Trail, up and running from Piedmont Park south to Irwin Street in the Inman Park/Old Fourth Ward neighborhood.
MARTA currently crosses this trail in several places. Choose from:
King Memorial Station
At street level turn right and walk about two blocks along Dekalb Avenue. An unpaved portion of the trail is located next to an apartment building on the left side of the street.
Inman Park Station
A 20-minute walk or a pleasant bike ride, exit on the Inman Park side of the station and walk past the bus bay at street level and keep walking straight ahead on Edgewood Avenue. Turn right on Elizabeth Street and walk straight ahead for about four blocks until the street dead ends at the trail. Or just stay on Edgewood until you reach the bridge ramp/stairs down to the trail.
North Avenue Station
Board bus 2 or 102 to connect with the Eastside Trail at Ponce City Market. Enter the building and walk to an upper floor for an exterior walkway to the trail. You can also connect with bus 2 at the East Lake MARTA station and 102 at Candler Park.
Bus 36 and 109 have stops next to the Eastside Trail, which runs along Park Tavern and Piedmont Park. Exit at 10th Street and Monroe Drive by the Grady High School stadium. Or walk straight down 10th Street from the Midtown MARTA station along Piedmont Park to reach the trail by Park Tavern.