Big Creek Greenway Trail: Roswell to Alpharetta

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Big Creek Greenway Trail: Roswell to Alpharetta is a 15.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Alpharetta, Georgia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 15.8 miles Elevation Gain: 209 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

walking

bird watching

running

forest

paved

river

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
flooded
23 days ago

nice flat paved trail. saw plenty of deer and many other walkers and bikes

Trail was excellent and well marked. Took my son and he loved it. We will be back. Beautiful scenery and we saw multiple turtles and deer.

Nice as always

hiking
3 months ago

the best part is the south end where there are boardwalks and no bikes allowed. The right time if day, very peaceful.

walking
4 months ago

Have always enjoyed walking all parts of the Greenway. The Roswell location beginning off Old Alabama has a 1.5 mile nature trail and then you can walk the concrete trail. My issue is most of the time bikers don’t use proper etiquette when passing announcing “on your left”. When walking with dogs this can be very dangerous especially when dogs are startled by the biker. I witnessed an accident today when a biker failed to announce “on your left”, spooked a couple walking as the biker got next to them and the biker ended up wrecking to avoid hitting them. Broken wrist and bleeding knees were the result. If you are biking, please use proper etiquette. And by the way, you don’t own the road. It’s for all who want to enjoy nature and get exercise.

Fun and flat. Pretty busy. Kids liked the off roading best.

hiking
4 months ago

Good sans asshole old men who run into you.

hiking
5 months ago

Most people bike here and it’s great for biking, it does get pretty muddy when it rains and is smelly in some spots like sewer. Other than that it’s a great trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Awesome trail, but not good trail markings. Could be improved just a bit. Otherwise, I love it.

hiking
bugs
muddy
5 months ago

Awesome trail very easy to navigate. Love how wide the path is although it was a little unnerving with 2 leashes dogs and lots of cyclists. Would be great if everyone was good about sharing the trail. Only negative on this trail

running
6 months ago

Very well kept paved trail. Some segments are shared with bikes.

road biking
8 months ago

Njoyed the bike ride. Just make sure u remember the route to get back or u will get lost.

hiking
private property
9 months ago

Ijj jyu Kim

The way we walked ran behind all the shopping centers and car wash but once past it was a nice walk.

road biking
11 months ago

Great paved trails. The paths are wide enough for bikes and people. The markers could be better defined as I found myself getting lost from time to time but other than that, it was great.

11 months ago

Nice place for a run or leisurely bike ride. No real straight ways for riding fast like on the Silver Comet trail. This greenway is scenic and will be well shaded when leaves come back. Posted speed limit on bike is 15mph. There are mountain bike trails for beginner, intermediate, and advanced too. I have yet to explore these.

Sun Sep 16 2018

amazing get away right in the city.

road biking
Mon Oct 23 2017

I'm on it 2-3 times per week - walking, running, biking.... today there is a lot of water right before the Haynes Bridge underpass. I was also checking out the southern access to Mansell Road. Does anybody know why its closed off? Lots of debris on the path too. Went from Kimball Bridge to the Mansell Underpass - slick with leaves and mud if you're biking.

walking
Sat Sep 23 2017

The Greenway access point for the Alpharetta segment along Big Creek is located in Rock Mill Park. Rock Mill Park is a passive park and has attractive photo backdrops and picnic pavilions. Big Creek is more visible along this Alpharetta stretch of the Greenway than along the other segments. Fortunately, benches were placed at some of the spots where the stream is accessible. The river is clean. There are however storm water sewers along the route. Some tanks are rather large and vented. When the wind is just right, you may get a whiff of sewer gas.

walking
Wed Sep 06 2017

beautiful scenery, river smells very stagnate, the odor is a bit distracting

hiking
Wed Jul 12 2017

It was fun and easy! Great for kids! It was a great trail!!!

walking
Sun May 14 2017

Cool walking path, just watch for the bikers.

Sat Jun 11 2016

Awesome scenery. Nice ride for beginner to advanced riders.

walking
Tue Apr 26 2016

Easy flat beautiful walk/run.

Wed Oct 21 2015

Flat easy to walk paved path. Watch out for bicycles

road biking
Sun Dec 28 2014

Great paved pathway for running, biking walking or family time. Little busy on the weekends keep a swivel head for bikers. Definitely recommend pleasant ad safe.

walking
Sat Jul 12 2014

I enjoy going here after work (too busy on weekends). Wide, paved path through the woods. Choose your distance but watch out for bikers.

Wed Jun 04 2014

Good for running/walking.

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