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1 month ago

This is an extremely well marked/traveled trail with many turn-offs. At each turnoff, the NPS has posted a little map with waypoints and a “you are here” legend. Let your kids do the navigating. If they make a wrong turn, there’s not much time or distance lost to the next waypoint.

Some climbing.

2 months ago

This was a nice hike for a cool day. I did pretty much the trail marked here plus a visit to the Mill because I like cool bridges and I wanted to get some water and use the restroom. I like that there are branches to the trails that you can take to lengthen or abbreviate your hike as you might want. Like most trails in the Metro area, you are never able to get too far away from the sound of traffic and planes, but there is a stretch along Big Creek with Oxbo Dr just across the water that was particularly noisy. I kind of wish I'd taken one of the other routes that was further up the mountain there. Some of the spur trails are pretty cool -- there's one to the Mill and one to a small waterfall -- but some of them are routes to utility maintenance access sites and those are really overgrown. I went down one on purpose and another by accident; that second one was terrible and I was glad to find out that it wasn't part of the main loop.

Pretty, enough climbing to be a workout. Negative is that you can hear traffic for quite a lot of it.

I grew up near in Roswell. Vickery Creek used to be hard to access area and the waterfall area was a popular spot to sunbathe and hang out with friends while skipping school at the original RHS on Hwy 9. There is a hole in the wall of the waterfall (hint: on the right side) you could hide behind tbe water wall in if in the rare instance one of Roswell finest came looking for truent kid's. Its still there. I checked when my 10 year old and I walked the trail. Love that area.

trail running
3 months ago

Beautiful and shady.

3 months ago

Scott Calder's review from two days ago is spot on. Also, at one part of the trail, there currently is a tree fallen with branches sticking up; the trail is still passable, but that tree needs to be cleaned up.

I really liked this trail, except when I went down the southernmost part of the trail, it looks on the app like you should be able to complete a loop over to the east side of the park, but I came to what seemed like a dead end, and the only way to continue would be to climb over some really steep and slippery rocks. I tried approaching from the east again a week later, and there was a sign that the trail was closed. maybe that part was washed out somehow?

This is a relatively easy trail, but the section along the creek is technical with narrow rock ledges and drop offs to ok the creek. Would be treacherous if the ground is wet. The creekside trail is marked closed on the end near the parking area on Riverside Rd but not from the end near theRoswell Mill. Don’t do this section if you’re not sure footed. This loop should probably be rated as moderate, not easy due to the section along the creek. You can walk from the trail to historic Roswell. It’s about a half mile across the bridge and uphill the whole way. Lunch at the Mill Restaurant and Bar is a nice mid-hike stop.

3 months ago

Trail is relatively easy (some up and down but nothing too hard) and some roots on the trail (but less than usual for a hike). The "waterfalls"are actually dams spilling over. Trail is poorly marked but does have atypical maps along the way. Once you figure out the maps (there is a "you are here" - marked by one of the map pins being a different color), it would be impossible to get lost. We saw several deer and no humans except near the covered bridge and dams. Near the dams there are moderately steep paths if you want to get closer but nothing that requires climbing or anything beyond vigorous walking. The steepest climb is going from the covered bridge (where we started) to the trail. Very quiet with only rare glimpses of the surrounding city.

This trail is way longer than 3 miles if you want to complete the entire thing. If you cover all the off shoots, it is just over 7 miles.

4 months ago

It was a difficult and slightly dangerous start. The entrance to vickory is one car only, and it's the ONLY road. The starting path is narrow and very, very slanted, so make sure to place your feet exactly right (and that your dog is well behaved). Other than that, it was alright.

We usually park by the Old Mill. This trail is dog and kid friendly with great spots for playing in the water (bring swim suit!). The covered bridge seems to be a huge photo op. You may need to skirt around photographers and their models on the bridge. Moxie Burger overlooks the trail and is yummy. You can add together numerous trails or do a quick out and back- there are many options and maps along the trail so that you don't get lost.

Awesome trail

5 months ago

Quiet trails with nice creek and waterfall views. Private spots for picnics :)

My Fiance and I went here on our anniversary. Beautiful trail, not too busy and when we came back with the kids it want too difficult for them.

Beautiful views and you can swim under the waterfall if you want. The trail itself is peaceful and i only saw 1 person until I got to the fall which was HEAVILY trafficked. Even still if you go down a little ways from the fall you can find peaceful places to enjoy the view.

It's closed

Very nice in-town hike! Who knew you could find woods so close to Atlanta / Perimeter Mall area!

It was good. Lots of options on directions to go and a couple dead ends where we had to climb (my mistake oops)

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