Vickery Creek

Atlanta Metro Area, Georgia

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Vickery Creek


  • The path is mostly easy walking.- Vickery Creek
  • Covered bridge along the trail to Vickery Creek.- Vickery Creek
  • Big Creek from the bridge.- Vickery Creek
  • Vickery Creek Falls.- Vickery Creek
  • Paths are well marked.- Vickery Creek
  • Keep an eye out for wildlife!- Vickery Creek
  • Sun poking through the canopy.- Vickery Creek
  • The occasional bench is perfect for resting.- Vickery Creek
Overview + Weather
Accessible. Secluded. Trail running.
The falls can be crowded.
Atlanta Metro Area, GA
Pets allowed: 
Net Elevation Gain: 
240.00 ft (73.15 m)
Parking Pass: 
General Day Use Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
4.00 mi (6.44 km)
Trail type: 
Trailhead Elevation: 
890.00 ft (271.27 m)
Current Local Weather:
Hike Description

Hike Description

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​Vickery Creek is part of the National Chattahoochee River Recreation Area and encompasses a network of trails that make for a great trail run or hike without venturing far outside the city limits. The ruins of a network of mills that was once the largest cotton producer in North Georgia sits on this particular part of the recreation area.

The wooden covered bridge across Big Creek was recently rebuilt, and work was done in 2008 to clear brush and enhance the conservation effort. In 2000, a memorial was also made public for the post-Civil War deportations of 400 mill workers to Indiana, a refugee situation in which there were many reports of deaths by starvation and other abuses.

Surrounding the rich history of the site is a wonderful shaded and scenic network of trails with ample signage and seating to rest. A spillway dam waterfall and rolling terrain makes a lovely family outing with activities for many fitness levels.

Starting one of the south entrances, of which there are several, climb the ridge and turn left for quickest access to the bridge, mills, and falls. Loop around clockwise to take a more secluded path back to your vehicle, keep an eye out for deer and an array of bird species.

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