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: Moderate to Heavy
Trip Type: Day Hike
More Information:

National Park Service
Chattahoochee National Recreation Area
1978 Island Ford Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30350


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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