Phoenix Trail


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Phoenix Trail Facts

States: Georgia
Counties: Clayton, Fulton
Length: 1.2 miles
Trail end points: W. Point Ave. west of Best Rd. and Hyannis Ct. east of Massachusetts Blvd.
Trail surfaces: Concrete
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6221697
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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Phoenix Trail Description

The Phoenix Trail runs from College Park’s former industrial area, now primarily containing airport hotels, to W. Point Avenue. The nearly 2-mile rail-trail, which was built on a railbanked CSX corridor, skirts the western edge of Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

The trail allows hotel guests to get some exercise, while also providing a convenient route to reach College Park’s downtown area and MARTA train station via the sidewalk along W. Point Avenue. An underpass offers a safe crossing of busy Interstate 85 along the way.

Parking and Trail Access

Phoenix Trail Reviews

My son and I hit the trail on a Sunday morning. We parked along side the road near the Marriott hotel closed to the Marta stop. Some parts of the trail are very secluded but noticed that College Park police were along the trail.

Well done 2 Mile Rail Trail with a skylight in the tunnel and safe Crossings. Serving many hotels on the route but unfortunately is in the backyard through the woods with a fenced area, so no real access. One can park at the Holiday Inn Express or Ruby Tuesday or Microtel or La Quinta and then ride the 2-mile trail.

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Very secluded. I was the only person on the trail. Good scenery and a decent distance if you walk both directions. Also excellent walking surface. Kind of difficult to find. No parking at either end of the trail. If you plan on using the trail park at Ruby Tuesdays. Overall I recommend it.

I've lived in College Park most of my life and have been exercising mostly on city streets, or at Badgett Stadium, for years.

So I was very pleased to see the Phoenix Trail created. The trail is clean and mostly very flat. I believe that is because part of it was created over a former, long-unused railroad spur.

The trail feels safe and is easy to get to... although if you didn't know where it is, you'd probably never notice it, since the entrance is located off of Sullivan Road in kind of an industrial/hotel section.

My only addition might be to have an emergency phone, in case one had an injury and needed to contact medical help.

I believe it was built mostly with hotel customers in mind, based on the location, but it's a great amenity for we local folks too. Thumbs up!

This is a nice addition to the College Park area. The trail is clean and well kept. Lots of greenery around to help you forget about the hotels and surrounding office buildings. Very quiet and peaceful. On the other hand, I'm pretty sure it's still a work in progress. The trail opened in the Spring. There are no mile markers, police call boxes or doggie poop bags available along the trail. Also lacking is signage and parking access. We parked in the Ruby Tuesday lot on Sullivan Rd. I live in the city of College Park and it took a friend and I 30 minutes to locate the trail. Another concern is the lack of bicycle police on the trail. I would not walk this trail alone. If you have a buddy who can tag along, don't let these little details deter you from checking it out. I'm certain the city will tackle these items in the near future. I'll be back out there tomorrow.

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