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Goodbye Winter! Sunset Hike: Piedmont Park and Eastside Beltline

The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Piedmont Park: 14th St. and Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Mar 19 2023  5:30 pm >> Sun, Mar 19 2023 8:00 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Mar 14 2023 8:07 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Mar 19 2023 12:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:7.1 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


The vernal equinox - the first day of Spring - arrives on March 20th. Let's celebrate the last day of Winter, and rejoice in the longer daylight evenings - by sharing an Atlanta sunset on our stroll through Piedmont Park and the Eastside Beltline.

We will leave promptly at 5:30pm from the 14th Street gate in Piedmont Park. This gate can be found at the intersection of 14th Street and Piedmont Avenue. Please give yourself plenty of time to get here, especially if you are not familiar with the neighborhood.

There is paid parking on Piedmont nearby, or you can take your chances with Park Atlanta and park on one of the side streets. If you take MARTA to the park, the closest station is Arts Center. Google Maps is great at telling you how to find things via MARTA. We usually look for free parking on 10th Street or Charles Allen, but pay attention to the signs on Charles Allen as you must park south of 8th Street so as not to get a very expensive ticket. Then allow time to walk to the 14th Street gate.

We will relish the sights and sounds of Piedmont Park. We will cut through the "active oval" of the park, cross Clara Meer lake, skirt the meadow and hop onto the Eastside Beltline Trail.  We will walk the Eastside Trail through the Old Fourth Ward to Irwin Street and check out the Krog tunnel.

At the midpoint of our hike, we will pause to enjoy some food and drink at one of the many nearby venues. (Attendees are responsible for paying for (or bringing) their own food and beverage).

We will then retrace our route, and reenter Piedmont Park on the 10th Street side. We'll take a different way through the park to return to our starting point at the 14th Street gate.

Please bring a headlamp or small flashlight as we will conclude our event after dark.

The total distance will be approximately 7 miles. 

Required Items to Bring:

Comfortable walking shoes


Headlamp or flashlight

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Snack (or funds to purchase a snack/beverage/meal)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Piedmont Park, Entrance at Piedmont Ave and 14th St NE.  Google is great for getting directions from anyplace in the city.  

Here is a link to a map of the park.

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