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Friday Afternoon at Vickery Creek - Starting at RIVERSIDE PARK

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Roswell, GA   Hike: Friday Afternoon at Vickery Creek - Starting at RIVERSIDE PARK  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Aug 6 2021  5:30 pm >> Fri, Aug 6 2021 7:30 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Aug 2 2021 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 6 2021 5:30 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance: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:12
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


It's Amy's 400th event, so this hike is in her honor! We will be hiking through Vickery Creek, starting at Riverside Park on Riverside Road.  This starting point offers lots of free parking spaces plus bathrooms! 

We'll cross Riverside Road and hike through the official Vickery Creek parking lot into the park, taking a clockwise loop around the unit, adding a couple of the challenging cross trails. Vickery Creek is a park that offers 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 with pauses for water along the way.  

The trails at Vickery Creek are not easy.  There are several hills as well as trails with lots of roots and rocks that would prove very challenging for inexperienced hikers. If you have no record with the AOC, I will email you to make sure you aren't getting in over your head on your first event! 

Hiking poles are highly recommended, especially after recent rains!

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 are recommended. There are elevation changes, roots and rocks!

Insect repellant and sunscreen

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

PLEASE NOTE WE ARE STARTING AT RIVERSIDE PARK!  There's plenty of free parking here and bathrooms are available!  We'll cross the street and enter the Vickery Creek CRNRA from here.


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.


Trail map: h ttps://

There are bathrooms at Riverside Park and free parking

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