The weather was superb in Atlanta on Saturday so we had to take advantage of it. I had previously seen this article about hiking near Atlanta and bookmarked it on my list of things to do. It’s just a short drive outside of Atlanta but once you hit the trail you would never know that. We parked at 259 Riverside Rd, Roswell, GA 30075. Be sure to take $3 cash for parking. The trails are wide and well maintained and there wasn’t a huge crowd of people.
There are maps along the way but I never noticed the trail marking numbers on the posts! My son noticed them when we were about finished with our hike. So yeah…look on the post for the numbers…it really does help. 🙂
I suppose you could make this hike as long or as short as you want but I would say we walked about five miles. We walked to the waterfall, across the bridge, along the creek in both directions and then we took a few wrong turns on our way back to the car.
It was a nice hike that didn’t feel like five miles at all. I found the perfect spot for my ENO hammock, which I will be taking with me next time.
Another beautiful part of the trail are the historic Roswell mill ruins. You will see them just across the bridge.
The trail is just a few miles from Historic Roswell where you will find an abundance of dining selections and very cute shops.
We stopped for a piece of pie at The Pie Hole on Canton St. The kids had cherry pie and chocolate chess pie. I tried the chocolate chess pie. It was good!
If you are in the metro Atlanta area be sure to give this hike a try! I look forward to trying some other local hikes as spring approaches!
Check out other fun things to do in Metro Atlanta here!