In deep South Georgia, Moultrie is a small city with big Southern pride. Billing itself as the "City of Southern Living," Moultrie boasts a thriving agricultural industry, historic homes, commercial buildings and a state-of-the-art athletic center. Its centerpiece is this 7.5-mile rail-trail, as varied as the city it traverses. In a matter of miles, the Moultrie Trail (a.k.a. Tom "Babe" White Linear Park) will whisk you from woodlands to streetscapes, or from a quiet cemetery to a busy restaurant.
Following an old CSX rail bed, the trail leads from downtown Moultrie past a recreation complex and a middle school, through a residential area, and past a country club. You'll cross US Highway 319 before emerging at Moultrie Municipal Airport.
As well as providing excellent recreational space, the trail is a viable and valued transportation corridor with a variety of access points. Williams Middle School students use the trail as a route to school, while high school football fans park a few blocks away and walk to games via the trail. Colquitt Regional Medical Center patients and staff also use the trail.
Parking and Trail Access
The main trailhead is downtown at the intersection of GA 37/West Central Avenue and First Street NW. Park at the adjacent Wesley Ballpark at First Street NW and First Avenue NW.
To reach the Lower Meigs Road trailhead, take US Highway 319/GA 33/GA 35 (East Bypass) to US Highway 319 Business, which becomes Main Street. Drive north about 2 miles and turn left on Lower Meigs. Trailhead parking is 100 yards ahead on the right.
To reach the Moultrie Municipal Airport trailhead, take US Highway 319/GA 133/GA 35 (East Bypass) to Airport Drive. Minimal parking is available at the airport, though it's not officially designated as trail parking.
The trail is also accessible via Williams Middle School (1000 Stadium Drive) and the adjacent Jim Buck Goff Recreation Complex.
City of Moultrie
P.O. Box 3368
Moultrie, GA 31776
Nice trail in an out of the way place
The best place to park is the Tom "Babe" White Linear Park at Lower Meigs Rd and Main St. There is a map of the whole trail there and you can either go north a couple of miles to downtown Moultrie or south about 5 miles to the end near the airport. The ...
"Great trail, difficult to find"
"Once we found the trail, it was wonderful! However, there are no signs directing bicyclists to any of the trailheads, and there are no maps to indicate how many miles go either way. "
Nice parts near town
"Nice paved multi-purpose trail. The nice part is near town though. At one end you're just riding along the highway towards the airport - busy, noisy, and not pretty. Level enough for little ones. Parking lot behind the CVS Pharmacy."