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Sunday Afternoon at Vickery Creek - Groveway Park Entrance

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Roswell, GA   Hike: Sunday Afternoon at Vickery Creek - Groveway Park Entrance  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Feb 20 2022  2:30 pm >> Sun, Feb 20 2022 4:30 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Feb 18 2022 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Feb 20 2022 2:30 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:15
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We have special days and then we have occasional REALLY special days - - and today's hike is one of those really special ones.  It's Susan's 1000th event!   She's been working very hard to get to 1000 this month . . .  the anniversary month of her first hike with the AOC ten years ago!  Join us to make today a great celebration!

Vickery Creek is one of our favorite parks, and Groveway Park is a great place to start the hike . . .  plenty of free parking and a bathroom!  

For those unfamiliar with Vickery Creek, the trails become rather technical in many places due to erosion that exposes lots of roots and leads to difficult footing.  This makes it a difficult D2 hike (warning to beginning hikers!). Poles are recommended for some of the steeper hills.  Our pace will be moderate (not too fast), but again, for beginners, this hike would be challenging . . . and we want to keep the group together.  

Please arrive early enough to use the restrooms and to allow us to make introductions - - at least 10 minutes before start time.  We will start on time - -  2:30 pm!

Please pay attention to the directions.  They've changed due to the closing of the intersection of Atlanta Road and Oxbo Road. 

Required Items to Bring:


Hiking shoes 



Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles recommended





How to Get There:
Event Directions:

160 Frank Lewis Dr  (formerly Dodds Dr.)

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 trafiic light which is Dogwood Road (there is a Krystal there).  Take a right at the first traffic 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.. 

If using Roswell Rd/Atlanta St, be aware Oxbo is closed at Oxbo Road due to road construction. . Access the park via Grimes Bridge.  If  coming from the north,  take Holcomb Bridge to Grimes Bridge.  If coming from the south,  take Azalea/Riverside.

Groveway Park can also be accessed by driving into the Roswell Adult Recreation Center (830 Grimes Bridge Rd, Roswell, GA 30075and driving through the back of the parking lot which now connects to Groveway Park.


  Bathrooms available at the parking lot.

Trail map: http s://




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