Vickery Creek (via Roswell Mill) - Member Hike

Hike Name: Vickery Creek (via Roswell Mill)
Country: United States
State: Georgia
Nearby Town: Roswell
Rating: 4 stars
Directions: At the intersection of GA-120 and Highway 9 in Roswell, head east onto Mill Street and continue downhill for about 0.1 miles to a parking area for the Roswell Mill trailhead. There are both restaurants and shops in this area, so make sure to park in one of the two designated areas for hiking.
Total Hike Distance: 1.30 miles
Hike Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Roswell Mill
Trails Used: Big Creek Trail
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

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: Vickery Creek Falls is one of Roswell's most-visited and photographed locations and is located at the Vickery Creek Dam which was built in the 1800's to power the now defunct Roswell Mill. To reach the falls, park at the Roswell Mill trailhead and hike upstream to the old Mill site. The entire trail in this section is only 0.6 miles and you reach the dam after only a few tenths of a mile.

If you want to extend your hike in this area, you can explore the covered bridge closer to the trailhead and the trail system on the other side of the river. There are loop options that take you north to Oxbo Road, northeast to Grimes Bridge Road, and southeast to Riverside Road and the Chattahoochee River. If you are looking for a shorter hike this 1.2 mile hike takes you up Vickery Creek and past the dam, then back to the covered bridge and Roswell Mill trailhead. It's an easy and historic hike that is suitable for all ages.




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