|Trail Length: 6.8 miles||Type of trail: In and out|
|County: Forsyth County, GA||Our rating: E|
|Features: stream, paved, handicapped, family, bathrooms||Your rating:|
|Usage: Medium||Added on: November 20, 2011|
|Last hiked: November 15, 2011||Updated on: December 29, 2011|
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Hiking trails in Forsyth County, GA
The path is 12 feet wide concrete poured path and incorporates boardwalks in environmentally sensitive wetland areas. Norcross-based Pond and Company designed the Greenway for walking, jogging, biking and inline skating. There is a 15-mile-an-hour speed limit throughout the Forsyth Greenway, including entrances and parking lots. No smoking is allowed with the park. There are three developed entrances to the trail, one on McFarland Road, one in Fowler Park and one at Bethelview Road. A fourth entrance at Union Hill Road has been partially developed.
As city planners for both Roswell and Forsyth County saw Alpharetta's success they wanted to extend the trail into their communities. Forsyth has led the way, completing 6.8 miles of pathway and planning 7 more miles. But Forsyth County would have to wait for a connection to Fulton County's Big Creek Greenway to extend to McFarland Road in order to join the larger plan.
Big Creek/Vickery Creek
Vickery Creek rises in Forsyth County, south-southwest of the city of Cumming. The creek was named for the owner of the land at the headwaters, a Cherokee woman named Vickery. As the settlers moved west they began calling the stream Big Creek. The stream runs some 13 miles to its confluence with the Chattahoochee River just east of the bridge on Highway 9. Today the river is known by both names.
On The Trail
North of Union Hill the trail once again becomes a boardwalk, crosses Big Creek on a concrete bridge and returns to boardwalk.
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