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Rock Creek Greenway
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Trail Length: 0.0 miles Type of trail: In and out
County: Hall County, GA Our rating: E
Features: stream, special, paved, lake, family, bathrooms Your rating:
Usage: Medium Added on: October 16, 2011
Last hiked: October 15, 2011 Updated on: October 16, 2011
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Introduction

In 2000 the North Georgia Astronomers and the city of Gainesville, Georgia introduced a "solar system", a series of markers that demonstrate the relative distance between the planets in a walk from the town square to Lake Lanier (Longwood Park). The entire Rock Creek Greenway comprises the planets of Jupiter and beyond. This level, easy out and back hike can be fun for the whole family. There are multiple places to stop including a children's playground. Smoking is not allowed anywhere within the Rock Creek Greeway.

Rock Creek Park

Within Rock Creek Park at the eastern end of the trail are two memorials to the area veterans who gave their lives during America's wars. The beautiful black stone monuments are reminiscent of the Vietnam War Memorial ("The Wall") in Washington D. C.. There is a 300-seat natural amphitheater in the park at the headwaters of Rock Creek, a tributary of the Chattahoochee River until 1953. The trail easily drops from Adair Street to Rock Creek, which it will run adjacent to and cross repeatedly. The city of Gainesville calls this portion of the trail the Ivey Terrace Connector.

Ivey Terrace is one of Gainesville's first parks, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936. This open park was almost completely redone in 2000 to add the Rock Creek Greenway. Two picturesque bridges, one made of stone the other made of steel make this a good place to bring a camera.

Wilshire Trails is the most natural of the four parks that comprise the Rock Creek Greenway.



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