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SECOND Cinco de Mayo Hike - Vickery Creek - Roswell Park Start

The Basics:
STATUS: Cancelled - Hide from Calendar
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Roswell, GA   Hike: SECOND Cinco de Mayo Hike - Vickery Creek - Roswell Park Start  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Tue, May 5 2020  10:15 am >> Tue, May 5 2020 12:15 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Apr 21 2020 6:04 pm
Registration Cut Off: Tue, May 5 2020 10:15 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Joyce T.
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 1 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


This is our second of 5 hikes today to celebrate Mexico's Cinco de Mayo!  Join us on one of them, two of them, or all of them if you're up for the challenge!  Wear a sombrero and get into the spirit of the day!  We'll take a break between hikes 3 and 4 to have a Mexican lunch at Tijuana Joe's on Roswell Road (Sandy Springs). Lunch will take place around 2 pm.  Join us!

We never get tired of hiking at Vickery Creek.  It offers so much with a variety of trails and routes, beautiful views of the water along the creeks and at the dam, and occasional glimpses of wildlife.  We'll keep a brisk pace  over rocky, root- laden terrain on this one, so it's NOT a hike that will be comfortable for beginning hikers.   PLEASE NOTE WE ARE PARKING AT RIVERSIDE PARK!   There's plenty of free parking here and bathrooms are available!   We'll cross the street and enter the Vickery Creek CNRA from here.

We will start on time  (10:15 am), so please arrive a 10 minutes early to check in and do introductions. There is a bathroom at this location so plan to arrive early enough to use it before the hike.  

Due to our speed on this hike, we're requesting that no dogs come along.  
For folks who want to do a pleasant, leg-relaxing hike following this one, join us for the third hike of the day at Big Trees Preserve at 1 pm.  We'll be going to lunch after this hike at Tijuana Joe's to have a Cinco de Mayo lunch celebration!   Lunch will be at 2 pm, for those who can make it!

Required Items to Bring:

Fluids, good hiking shoes/boots

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Hiking poles if you like to use them.  (Remember, there are elevation changes, roots and rocks a'plenty!)

Insect repellant and sunscreen

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

RIVERSIDE PARK  (Same parking lot as Cinco #1)

575 Riverside Road

Roswell, GA 30075

From Northbound U.S. 19/Ga. 400
Take exit 6 for Northridge Road 
Stay RIGHT onto Northridge Road crossing bridge 
Take first RIGHT onto Dunwoody Place, go 1.3 miles 
Turn RIGHT at Ga. 9 (Roswell Road), go 0.6 miles 
Cross river turn RIGHT onto Riverside Road, cross the bridge and the park is on the right. 

From Southbound U.S. 19/Ga. 400
Take exit 7 for Ga. 140 (Holcomb Bridge Road) 
Turn RIGHT onto Ga. 140 East (Holcomb Bridge Road), go 0.2 mile 
Turn LEFT at Dogwood Road, go 1.0 miles  
Continue STRAIGHT on Riverside Road, go 1.0 mile 
Turn LEFT at park entrance - - just before crossing the bridge  at Atlanta Road.

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No parking fee at this location.

Restrooms available

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