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Roswell Duo w/ Vickery Creek to Allenbrook Trail Loop-around




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Roswell, GA. 30075   Hike: Roswell Duo w/ Vickery Creek to Allenbrook Trail Loop-around  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Oct 19 2021  10:00 am >> Tue, Oct 19 2021 12:45 pm
Registration Opens: Sat, Oct 16 2021 9:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Oct 19 2021 8:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 45 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:6.8 Miles
Pace:Fast
Trip Leader(s):
Memphis Russ
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: 11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

NOT FOR BEGINNERS DUE TO Occasional FAST PACE!

Join your AOC friends & buddies for a conversational FAST Pace hike along Vickery Creek, in Roswell. We will begin our hike on the Vickery Creek NPS (South side) of the covered bridge. Opposite side of the bridge from the Roswell Old Mill Parking Lot at their Covered Bridge.  This moderately challeging 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 trek 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 Allenbrook.   This portion of our hike will connect us back to our last piece of Vickery Creek NPS side of Vickery Creek.

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 Russ at 404-353-3077. 


Required Items to Bring:

- Plenty of Water, a must

- Hiking Shoes

Recommended Items to Bring:
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- Camera

- Hiking Poles

- After Hike Dry Shoes


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

1 Mill Street Roswell, GA. 30075

Coordinates:  34.01305855605106,-84.35905892016216

We are meeting on the covered bridge below the Mill Street Covered Bridge Parking Lot entrance to Vickery Creek, where the parking is FREE.  It is east of Atlanta Street at 1 Mill Street., Roswell Ga. 30075.  We will start our hike at the Covered bridge entrance to NPS's Vickery Creek. 

Approx physical address:

1 Mill Street., Roswell Ga. 30075

Roswell, GA


Notes:

"FREE PARKING"


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