Whetstone Creek Trail

Georgia

Whetstone Creek Trail Facts

States: Georgia
Counties: Fulton
Length: 1.4 miles
Trail end points: Marietta Rd. and Marietta Rd.
Trail surfaces: Concrete
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6716869
Trail activities: Bike, Walking

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Whetstone Creek Trail Description

Whetstone Creek Trail, built on an old rail spur, winds through the Adams Crossing and Windsor Hills neighborhoods of northwest Atlanta. Much of the trail travels through woodlands and Whetstone Marsh. Along the way, you'll also cross a scenic wooden bridge over Whetstone Creek. Just beyond the trees are commercial areas, as well as Dupont Commons, a pleasant residential subdivision, that lies at the trail's southern end.

Parking and Trail Access

Less than a block from the trail is Bolton Academy (2268 Adams Drive NW), a public elementary school, which has a parking lot.

Whetstone Creek Trail Reviews

I was about 10 (1989) when this trail was a railway running by my house on Sumter Street. I remember gaining friends and later losing them as we explored every creek and path around the rail. I was up late tonight (2/28/13) thinking about it and decided to Google Map it and here I am. I'm 33 now and I'm happy that it's made into a trail for others to explore. My old house is different but my memories remain. We all come to this earth for one moment but others will come later to remain until the end.

Walk that trail, live your life, and enjoy your every second.

This trail in NW Atlanta is unlikely to be a "destination trail" for many folks, being less than two miles long and not connected with any other trails as of yet. There is no designated parking and none is really needed. Folks coming by auto can easily park on Adams Dr. if necessary.

However, for those in the neighborhood it is a very welcome addition. The trail was born from an abandoned spur line from the Inman Rail Yard that was formerly used for delivery of chlorine tankers to the R. M. Clayton water treatment plant on the Chattahoochee River. This line was paved from Marietta Rd., NW to Marietta Blvd., NW, about one mile. Later, a spur to the spur line was run through some nice mature woods to Adams Dr. via one of the PATH Foundation's first boardwalks. Original plans for a traditional paved trail met with some neighborhood resistance and in a fine example of win/win the neighborhood and PATH together raised the additional funds for the innovative and scenic boardwalk and wooden bridge across Whetstone Creek. No trees were lost in this construction which also protects the stream banks.

The trail continues on the other side of Adams Dr through a Watershed Management field to Bolton Rd., NW where a traffic signal provides a safe crossing. The final short segment runs beside the water treatment plant (not that scenic) to a end point near the dead end of Marietta Rd.

Plans to extend the trail and connect with other trails including the Silver Comet hopefully lie in the future. The Moores Mill Rd. bike route is nearby for those comfortable with riding on city streets.

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