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Sunday Afternoon Hike at Vickery Creek - Starting at Groveway Park

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Roswell, GA   Hike: Sunday Afternoon Hike at Vickery Creek  - Starting at Groveway Park  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Mar 8 2020  11:00 am >> Sun, Mar 8 2020 1:00 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Mar 6 2020 3:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Mar 8 2020 11:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:4.5 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:15
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 16 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Starting at Groveway Park, we'll be able to check out the new trail recently created on the AOC Volunteer Workday.  Hopefully, the recent rains won't have damaged it too much.

Vickery Creek 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 moderate pace through the trails on this one, with pauses for water and catching our breath when needed.  PLEASE NOTE WE ARE PARKING AT GROVEWAY PARK!  There's plenty of free parking here and bathrooms are available!  We'll hike through the park to Oxbo Road and cross the bridge into Vickery Creek.

The trails at Vickery are not easy.  There are several hills as well as trails with roots and rocks, so it's not a good hike for folks who haven't done any previous hiking.  With the recent rain, the trails may also be muddy in places.

Please plan to arrive a few minutes early to use the bathroom, check in, and do intros. 

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)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

160 Dobbs Drive, Roswell, GA 30075

34.021782,  -84.349833

From GA 400: Get off at Holcomb Bridge Road GA 140 and head west towards Roswell.  Take a left at the first redlight which is Dogwood Road (there is a Krystal there).  Take a right at the firsttraffic light which is Grimes Bridge Road.  After crossing the bridge over Big Creek (aka Vickery Creek here) take a left at the traffic light which is Oxbo Road, then right on Dobbs Rd. Follow the road to the large athletic fields parking lot in front of the bathrooms.. 

From GA 9: Heading north in GA 9 (aka South Atlanta Street), pass GA 120 (aka Marietta Highway) then watch for Oxbo Road on the right at a Chevron station. After turning onto Oxbo Road, pass the little Oxbo parking lot on the right and take a left at the first opportunity onto Dobbs Road following it to the large athletic fields parking lot in front of the bathrooms..


Trail map:

There are bathrooms at Groveway Park and free parking

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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.