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Monday Morning at Vickery Creek - Groveway Park Entrance




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Roswell, GA   Hike: Monday Morning at Vickery Creek - Groveway Park Entrance  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Jan 30 2023  10:00 am >> Mon, Jan 30 2023 12:15 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Jan 26 2023 3:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Jan 30 2023 10:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Pace:Moderate
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: 14 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

If things work out, this hike will be Suzanne's 900th AOC event!  She's looking forward to celebrating with her AOC friends.  She's done a lot of hiking to reach this milestone!

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 (not recommended for beginning hikers!). Poles are advised for some of the steeper hills.  Our pace will be moderate (not too fast), but again, for newer hikers, this trail 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.

We'll start on time, so arrive about 10 minutes early (9:50 am) to use the bathroom and to meet/greet your fellow members. 

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:

Fluids

Hiking shoes 

 

 

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

Hiking poles recommended

Trail snacks

sunscreen, insect repellant

 

 

 


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 all the way down to the large athletic fields parking lot in front of the bathrooms. Don't turn too soon!  You should see the large parking lot on the right rom the road.  (If your car is the only one in the lot, you're in the wrong parking lot!)

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, turning right,  which now connects to Groveway Park.


Notes:

 Bathrooms at the parking lot.

Free parking.

Trail map:  https://www.crnra.vip/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Vickery-Creek.pdf

 

 

 

 

 


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