Vickery Creek (Via Riverside Road) - Member Hike

Hike Name: Vickery Creek (Via Riverside Road)
Country: United States
State: Georgia
Nearby Town: Roswell
Rating: 3 stars
Directions: From GA 400 North: Take exit 6, Northridge Road. Turn Right onto Northridge and go to the Roswell Road intersection. Turn Right; travel 2 miles to the intersection of Roswell Road and Riverside Road. Turn Right onto Riverside, cross Vickery Creek and make an immediate left to the unit.
Total Hike Distance: 2.00 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Vickery Creek Parking Area
Trails Used: Red, Blue Trails
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams
Management: National Park Service
Contact Information: Chattahoochee National Recreation Area
1978 Island Ford Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30350

By Phone:
Island Ford Visitor Contact Station
678-538-1200

Park Dispatch
770-952-0370 Emergency Number
678-538-1273 Non-emergency Number
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Fall
Users: Hikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: This short in-out, backtrack hike starts just off Riverside Road in Roswell and climbs over a series of short ridges then descends to a made-made waterfall that was once the site of an old mill. The ruins of the 19th century mill can be seen along the creek a short distance from the mill managers house at Allenbrook (which still stands today). About 0.3 miles downstream from the waterfall is a covered bridge that offers spectacular views up and down Vickery Creek. Hikers of all skill levels will enjoy this moderate terrain, and a more challenging route can be planned by following the Yellow and Red trails which make a wide loop in the northern and eastern sections of the park.

Map:

Hiker:

The Weasel


2,800 points


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Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
Vickery Creek (Via Riverside Road) - September 10, 2009 Trip Report September 10, 2009 3 stars 3 hours leslipeterson
Vickery Creek (Via Riverside Road) - September 4, 2006 September 4, 2006 3 stars 2 hours The Weasel

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