Proctor Creek Greenway


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Proctor Creek Greenway Facts

States: Georgia
Counties: Fulton
Length: 2.9 miles
Trail end points: Gary Ave. NW and Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway NW and Drew Dr.
Trail surfaces: Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 9978045

Proctor Creek Greenway Description

The first phase of the Proctor Creek Greenway opened in May 2018 and stretches nearly 3 miles in northwestern Atlanta, surrounded by the neighborhoods of Bankhead, Grove Park, Rockdale and West Highlands.

Near the trail's southern end is Maddox Park, one of the oldest parks in the city, which offers a pool and athletic facilities. From the trail's beginning adjacent to the park and Bankhead Station, which serves MARTA's Green Line, the paved Proctor Creek Greenway winds northwest along the waterway, largely through a tree-lined corridor and the developing Westside Reservoir Park. When complete, the park will be one of Atlanta's largest and will surround a former granite quarry. After crossing Johnson Road NW, the trail passes an elementary school and ends shortly thereafter near Heman E. Perry Park.

Future plans call for the trail to span 7 miles, reaching the Chattahoochee River farther north and the Westside Trail, a segment of the Atlanta Beltline, to the south.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available near the southern end of the trail in Maddox Park (1115 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway NW). You can also arrive via public transportation at MARTA's Bankhead Station on the Green Line.

Proctor Creek Greenway Reviews

A moderate cycling trail

Has a few tough hills to climb on your bike and you can ride a little off road if you want. Gives a nice work out

Needs a restroom and water fountain

It’s a great trail for Running, but it does need a restroom and a water fountain for when mother nature calls and you need to relieve yourself, I think that would help out a lot!

Don't Go Alone

I guess you could call this a trail. It's more like a path through an abandoned industrial park. Ladies - please don't walk behind these buildings by yourself.

Quiet, Remote - but you have to decide if that is a good thing

The Proctor Creek Trail is a hidden gem. The bridgework is impressive, and the surrounding foliage adds to the trail's serenity. The southern end point adjoins the Bankhead Marta Station, and immediately the path winds you through a number of oldtimey industrial buildings, vacant but clean and safely away from the path. Then the rest of the trail is as if you are in the country - quiet, peaceful and beautiful. There are a few gentle slopes and a number of park benches.
Warning: there are parts of this trail that are remote which means that if there were to be an incident on the trail, you would have to wait awhile before city services could respond to your call.
Parking: On the southern end point, you can park at Maddox Park and follow the sidewalk out of the park and over to the southern endpoint. (Or of course, take Marta to the Bankhead Station on the East/West Line.)

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