Southside Trail

Strengthening Connections on Atlanta's Southside

The Southside Trail is divided into six segments for construction purposes. Segment 1 is paved and open to the public. 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.

Segments 4 and 5, between Boulevard and Glenwood Avenue, will be closing for construction in May 2023. Construction is expected to last through spring 2025. A groundbreaking ceremony took place on March 13.

The remaining Southside Trail – Segments 2 and 3 continue to remain open as an open unpaved trail between Pittsburgh Yards and I-20. They are anticipated to go into construction by the end of 2023.

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


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

Find out the latest info, and offer your feedback!
We Want to Hear from You!

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.