Vickery Creek (via Roswell Mill)

Location: North Central Georgia
Trip Starts: Roswell Mill Machine Shop
Trip Ends: Roswell Mill Machine Shop
Total Distance: 1.1 miles
Hike Type: Roundtrip, Loop Hike
Hike Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Trails Used: Vickery Creek Trail System
Trail Traffic: Light to Moderate
Trip Type: Day HIke
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National Park Service
Chattahoochee National Recreation Area
1978 Island Ford Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30350

Old Roswell Mill

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 in Roswell, Georgia starts at the parking area at the Roswell Historic Mill and crosses a bridge over Vickery Creek (also known as Big Creek). The path then descends to the stream, then follows it briefly before looping back to the Milll area where there are restrooms and some bench seating.

On our hike, we then followed the creek upstream to the dam and explored some of the mill ruins on the west side of Vickery Creek. These ruins date to the 1850’s and combined with the bridge and dam make for an interesting hike. For an added bonus – hit Moxie Burger on the way out and grab a brew and burger. This area is busy on weekends, so be prepared to share the trail with many other people – including photographers who shoot a lot of family pictures near the bridge.

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