PATH crews are putting the finishing touches on the South River Trail segment between Gresham Park and Georgia Perimeter College on Panthersville Road just in time for holiday trail hikes. The three mile-long addition to the trail follows the periphery of Sugar Creek Golf Course and ducks under I-285 near Flat Shoals Road. There are now seven contiguous miles of the South River Trail completed.
This trail is a component of the DeKalb Greenway Trail Master Plan developed by PATH and DeKalb County in 1999. The partnership between PATH, the County, and the City of Atlanta will connect this seven mile-long trail to the Atlanta BeltLine near Boulevard Crossing and to the Arabia Mountain PATH at Lyon’s Farm. When completed it will be the longest Atlanta BeltLine Connector Trail, linking the Monastery of the Holy Spirit, downtown Lithonia, and Olde Town Conyers to the Atlanta BeltLine.
The three mile section opened in November was funded by the Transportation Enhancement Program administered by the Georgia Department of Transportation, DeKalb County, and your donations to PATH. The partnership has already planned and designed a three mile extension of the trail between Georgia Perimeter College and Waldrop Road. Construction of this segment will occur in 2017.