Vickery Creek Trail

MODERATE 434 reviews
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Vickery Creek Trail is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Roswell, Georgia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
364 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

river

waterfall

bugs

The parking area is off of Riverside Dr. on the Northeast corner of the intersection of Riverside Dr and Highway 9 (to the north of the Chattahoochee).

1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month 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.

hiking
1 month 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.

1 month ago

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.

hiking
2 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.

3 months ago

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.

3 months ago

Awesome trail

hiking
3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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.

hiking
3 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

Go early to avoid crowds. Great main trail with side trails to take for views of creek, bridge, and waterfall. Spillway was a good halfway point to stop for water and snack.

hiking
4 months ago

Heavily trafficked but nice place to venture out to get a nature fix. Waterfall is left. Bridge is right. Trail along creek bed and higher up along ridge.

hiking
4 months ago

Started our hike at Riverside & Roswell Rd trailhead. Enjoyed a shaded and scenic loop within the Chattahoochee National Park. I would welcome doing this hike again!

awesome trail.. Good for weekend Morning workout..

5 months ago

Nice wooded trails. Takes you pretty deep into the woods away from civilization, good for jogging has random hills along certain paths. Once you get to the waterfall you can sit on top, very peaceful.

5 months ago

Nice scenery. Good opportunities for photographs.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trails and many routes to add to the distance.

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