The Lionel Hampton Trail is actually a couple different inter-connected trails in Southwest Atlanta. They are all BeltLine Connector Spurs that stretch out from the Southwest BeltLine Corridor.
They are all *super-quiet* brand-new trails that cut through Atlanta Watershed owned creeksheds. The trail features hills, water, wildlife, tons of trees and a quiet ambience that you can’t really find anywhere in Atlanta.
All sections of the trail begin and end within quiet residential neighborhoods. Unless you are biking there, you’ll probably need to drive to go for a run and explore. Here’s how the parking situation maps out. You can click to open a full-view.
I took my two kids walking on it and we saw two deer along with the usual mix of songbirds, squirrels, and chipmunks. Unlike the Eastside BeltLine, I could let my 1 year old ramble unattended. This would also make a a great running loop for long-distance, hard training.