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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).

Has some good ups and downs, plus a little rocky at the end. needs an end of trail marking.

If you take the yellow trail and jump onto the orange than finish with the yellow it is about 7.5 miles with almost no traffic and good elevation. The white trail is mainly for dog walkers but still a good trail. Black berries are just starting to ripen. Makes a good snack as long as your away from the dog trail. You can think about that one. Lol

Really pretty with a few deers and if you take a detour towards the water you get a really pretty view. Take your swimsuit just incase you want to get in.

21 days ago

Trail was quite busy, but it was a nice one. Easy hike, but it's fun stepping over all the rocks towards the end of the trail. The creek is nice.