Monday Morning at Vickery Creek - Groveway Park Entrance
|Event Location:||Roswell, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Mon, May 9 2022 10:00 am >> Mon, May 9 2022 12:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, May 5 2022 8:32 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Mon, May 9 2022 10:00 am|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Joyce T.|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||15|
|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:||No|
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. I've allowed an extra 15 minutes just so we don't have to feel rushed in order to get in 5 miles.
Please pay attention to the directions. They've changed due to the closing of the intersection of Atlanta Road and Oxbo Road.
|How to Get There:|
160 Frank Lewis Dr (formerly Dodds Dr.)
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 30075) and driving through the back of the parking lot which now connects to Groveway Park.
Bathrooms at the parking lot.
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