Intown Hiking – Roswell, Georgia

February 3, 2016
waterfall at Vickery Creek

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.

Trail at Vickery Creek

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.  🙂

Vickery Creek trail map

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.

Covered bridge in Roswell

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.

Vickery Creek

The perfect spot for a hammock

Another beautiful part of the trail are the historic Roswell mill ruins.  You will see them just across the bridge.

historic building

The trail is just a few miles from Historic Roswell where you will find an abundance of dining selections and very cute shops.

Historic Roswell

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!

pie hole

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!


Intown Hiking Roswell




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  • Reply BOB February 3, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    This is my To-Do list now! Can’t wait. Thanks for the tip.

  • Reply Cindy harris February 3, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Love that u discover all these places to go. I miss all the hiking I did years ago.

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