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Riverside Boardwalk Plus Vickery Creek

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Roswell, GA   Hike: Riverside Boardwalk Plus Vickery Creek  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 30 2022  7:30 am >> Sat, Jul 30 2022 11:00 am
Registration Opens: Sun, Jul 24 2022 8:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jul 30 2022 6:30 am
Event Duration:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:9 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: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


For this morning's early hike, we're combining an easy, flat hike on the boardwalk with a woodsy, hilly, more challenging hike through Vickery Creek.  The combination hike will total about 9 miles.  Because the heat index will rise as the sun gets higher in the sky, we'll start the hike on the boardwalk portion which is more exposed to the sun.  When we move into Vickery Creek via Riviera Drive, we'll have lots of trees to protect us on our trek.

The boardwalk section of the hike will take us under Atlanta Road along the sidewalk to the entrance of the boardwalk.  We'll stay on the boardwalk until we reach the Chattahoochee Nature Center, where we'll turn around and retrace our steps back to the Riverside Park parking lot.  Folks can get hiking poles and extra water out of their cars here and take a bathroom break before we begin the Vickery Creek portion of the hike.

We'll cross Riverside Road at Riviera Drive take a counter-clockwise route through Vickery Creek.  Vickery Creek offers a variety of trails and routes, covered bridge, beautiful views of the water along the creek and at the dam, and occasional glimpses of wildlife.  We'll keep a moderate pace with brief 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, we will email you to make sure you aren't getting in over your head on your first event! Recent D2+ experience to join the fun. If you can't handle 9 miles distance, or you can't maintain a moderate pace on hilly terrain, you don't want to register for this event!  This is definitely NOT a hike for beginners!

Please arrive at least 10 minutes early for socializing and introductions.

Required Items to Bring:

Fluids are essential!  Electrolyte fluids are best.

Sturdy hiking shoes/boots

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Hiking poles are highly recommended for the Vickery Creek section of the hike


Sun hat

Insect repellant

How to Get There:
Event Directions:


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.


Bathrooms are available at the parking lot.

No parking fee.

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.

Please remove yourself from the waitlist as soon as you know you can't join the hike.

You can withdraw your registration yourself right up until time of the hike.