A Russ-less Vickery Creek & Allenbrook Trail Loop
|Event Location:||Roswell, GA. 30075|
|Date(s) & Time:||Tue, Mar 30 2021 10:00 am >> Tue, Mar 30 2021 12:30 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Mar 25 2021 6:03 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Tue, Mar 30 2021 10:00 am|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Joyce T.|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||10|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
NOT FOR BEGINNERS DUE TO FAST PACE & A STEEP CLIMB UP A ROCKY CLIFF TRAIL
Russ is out of town today, so Joyce will be attempting to follow Russ's itinerary through both Vickery Creek and Allenbrook.
Join your AOC friends & buddies for a conversational FAST Pace hike along Vickery Creek, in Roswell. We will begin our hike at the Roswell Old Mill Parking Lot at the Covered Bridge for access to Vickery Creek. This moderately challenging loop (covered with many exposed roots & medium size rocks) explores the hills and banks along Vickery Creek, which powered one of the South's most important mills during the 1800s. It begins at the Roswell's Historical Covered Bridge entrance to Vickery Creek and with the exception of a few steep stretches alongside the creek-ravine bluffs, cliffs & gorges, the terrain is fairly level. We will make a scenic loop, including Roswell's Covered Bridge, with ascending entrance steps to the park & Vickery's Overlook (Moderate for 5 miles). Additionally, the hike includes a stop at the spillway dam, which fed the mill wheel in a factory downstream. Supplying textiles for Confederate uniforms, the mill was a primary target for Gen. William Sherman whose troops destroyed the facility during the Civil War. The trails along Big Creek are very scenic with the sound of a rushing mountain creek and waterfall. We will stop and take a few pictures along the trail. Never know when a Blue Heron (The Bleau Family) might just drop in for a fish or two!
Additionally, during the middle of the Vickery Creek hike, we will walk over to NPS's ajoining Allenbook trail. We will log an approx. 1 1/2 miles in Allenbrook while observing their many beautiful cliff climbs & continue higher to the overlooks of scenic Big Creek. You will be hiking on the other side of Big Creek, opposite of our Vickery Creek hike. Then, we will hike out of Allenbrook along Riverside road for a short distance along the Chattahoochee River. This portion of our hike will connect us back to our last piece of Vickery Creek & back to the Covered Bridge Parking Lot.
Please arrive a few minutes early to check in or use the adjoining Covered Bridge bathrooms. If you're running late or can't make it at the last minute, please call Joyce at 404-788-4089.
|How to Get There:|
1 Mill Street Roswell, GA. 30075
Allenbrook Trail Map: https://npplan.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Vickery-Creek-South-Trails.jpg
Vickery Creek Trail Map: https://crnra.vip/wp-content/uploads/TrailMapVickery.jpg
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