Sweetwater Creek is a peaceful tract of wilderness only minutes from bustling downtown Atlanta. The most popular trail (red) follows the free-flowing stream to the ruins of the New Manchester Manufacturing Company, a textile mill burned during the Civil War. Beyond the mill, the trail climbs rocky bluffs to provide views of the beautiful mile-long stretch of white-water rapids below. The 215-acre George Sparks Reservoir is popular with anglers and provides a pretty setting for feeding ducks and canoeing. Fishing supplies are available in the parks bait shop, while wildlife and history displays, trail maps, snacks and gift items may be found in the Visitor Center -- the most environmentally responsible building in Georgia (LEED plantinum status).

Nice hike. Streams, small waterfalls and variety of sites along the path.

5 days ago

There are two trails. The red trail which is 2 miles and brings you to the Civil War building and then there is the yellow trail which brings you around the big loop. There is a river in between the trails so you get a nice water scenic. Both are dog friendly and very easy to climb. We did both in one day

Lovely trail, great for dogs!