Vickery Creek (via South Atlanta Road)

Location: North Central Georgia
Trip Starts: Allenbrook Historic Mill House
Trip Ends: Allenbrook Historic Mill House
Total Distance: 1.7 miles
Hike Type: Roundtrip, Loop Hike
Hike Difficulty: Moderate
Trails Used: Allenbrook Historic Mill House Trail
Trail Traffic: None
Trip Type: Day Hike
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National Park Service
Chattahoochee National Recreation Area
1978 Island Ford Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30350


Vickery Creek Falls is one of Roswell’s most-visited and most-photographed locations. Created as Vickery Creek Dam to help power the Roswell Mill, this now-famous waterfall is surrounded by hiking trails and years of history. Find Vickery Creek Falls at Old Mill Park.  “Vickery Creek is named after a Cherokee woman named Sharlot Vickery who lived in present-day Roswell and owned much of the land around the creek. The creek was originally called Cedar Creek; however, the name was changed to Vickery some time after the arrival of Roswell King and family in 1834.” The creek also became known as Big Creek at some point after the American Civil War.

This short hike starts at the parking area for the Allenbrook Historic Mill House off South Atlanta Street in Roswell, GA. The Allenbrook house was built around 1857 and served as the residence and office for the manager of Ivy Woolen Mill. He hoisted a French flag in an effort to save the mills and his home during the Civil War. Union troops destroyed the mills, but left the house.

To start this hike, leave the parking area and descend down past the Allenbrook house. A series of steps take you down to a steep cliff where you can descend along the large rock outcropping or you can hang a right and follow an old road down to a series of steps that drop to Vickery Creek. Either way this trail makes a loop with an extension out to the junction of Riverside Road and South Atlanta Street and the stop light an this intersection. The route along the river is pleasant with views out on to the large stream and steep cliffs and caves over a 0.3 mile stretch.

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