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Five favorite spots on PATH400

Article by Denise Starling, Livable Buckhead

Photography by CatMax Photography, Denise Starling

Originally published in BuckHaven City Lifestyle

Whether you’re looking for a place to reconnect with nature, to give yourself a challenge on your daily run, or to take a casual stroll with some beautiful vistas, PATH400 fits the bill. This multi-use trail has been a work in progress for almost a decade, and each time a new section opens it adds an exciting new element to the PATH400 experience.

Construction for the final major section of the 5.2-mile Buckhead portion of the trail is underway and when it wraps up in 2025, you’ll be able to walk, bike or jog all the way from Miami Circle to Loridans Park. Eventually the trail will continue northward along GA 400, snaking through the newly reconfigured interchange at I-285 and connecting to Sandy Springs.

There’s no need to wait for those connections to begin enjoying PATH400, though. Here are some of the best spots to enjoy on PATH400 right now.

For an artful stroll: The half-mile stretch of PATH400 between Wieuca Road and Old Ivy Road features five colorful murals created by local artists. The 35-foot-wide panels have become one of PATH400’s most popular Instagram spots, and they add a good measure of inspiration as you walk along this section of the trail.

For a challenging run: While PATH400 has many flat stretches that are good for an easy jog, there are also several large hills to get your heart pumping. One of the biggest challenges awaits runners on PATH400 just south of the Gordon Bynum Bridge near Lenox Square. Pick up the trail at Miami Circle and head north. Just past the scenic Maxine Rock Plaza, PATH400 takes a sharp incline that is sure to be a challenge.

For a picnic: Grab your lunch and head over to Old Ivy Park, a greenspace on PATH400 near its intersection with Old Ivy Road. Hand-painted, colorful picnic tables add a fun element to your outdoor dining experience. There are plans to add exercise equipment under the GA 400 overpass soon, so you’ll be able to get in a quick workout here too.

For a great view: There are many spots along PATH400 that could compete for best vista, but it’s hard to beat a classic – the view of the Buckhead skyline from the original half-mile of trail between the Buckhead Loop and Old Ivy Road.

For trainspotting: Whether your little one is a fan of Thomas the Tank Engine or the Little Engine That Could, they’ll love getting a chance to see real-life trains zoom close by as they walk along PATH400 between Miami Circle and Lenox Park. This section of the trail weaves beside and beneath MARTA and Norfolk Southern train tracks, offering several opportunities for close-up views that will delight the young and the young-at-heart.

Get out on the trail and find your own favorite spot! To learn more about PATH400 and to sign up for construction updates, visit