Wednesday, May 4, 2005
My co-workers and I use the trail every day during lunch. My husband and I use it in the evenings and weekends. 5/3/05 we watched a beaver in the creek. We regularly see owls , countless deer, turles and snakes. It is a great place any time of year.
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Loved it! This was my first visit. I took my three girls ages 2, 3, and 5 to ride their bikes. It was a beautiful spring day (weekday afternoon). Parking was fine, no crowds, no bugs, and very clean. I was impressed with the beauty and the quietness, especially being so close to shopping, traffic, and business offices. The paved areas were nice and wide enough for all of us, and left plenty of room for others passing by. My kids had a great time and I did too!
Saturday, February 12, 2005
An easy walk. Nice to have close by the house. Obvious flooding in heavy rains. Bikers, joggers, strollers. Can get busy. Still a good place to break in a new set of boots.
Friday, October 8, 2004
This is a really nice trail, but can be very busy at times. Sometimes parking can be hard to come by & one should always watch for walkers, skaters, bike riders, & runners.
Tuesday, September 28, 2004
9/28/2004 We are from Colorado and throughly enjoyed this trail, even though it was flooded in parts due to the rains from Jeanne. We saw lizards, birds, a fawn, and a turtle. We were thankful we had bug spray on. It was an easy acess from the hotel we were staying in on Mansell Road. It was a great 2 hour walk.
Tuesday, June 1, 2004
Cyclists and bladers beware - the greenway is getting more crowded and conflicts between pedestrians and others are on the increase. The greenway was developed and intended as a pedestrian path; signage clearly indicates that it is not the appropriate place for speed workouts or training. Be advised that myself and others are asking the Alpaharetta authorities to better enforce speed limits (currently 10 MPH) or to ban wheeled travel.
Monday, April 19, 2004
I rode the Big Creek Greenway on Sunday April 18, 2004 for the first time. As advertised, it is a wide well maintained concrete path which meanders for about six miles. I rode around 7 pm ( an hour before dusk ) and the bugs were biting constantly. The only other downside to this trail is that some sections really smell bad. I guess that is the swamp water ( wetlands ). I would recommend this trail in Spring or Fall when the bugs and smell isn't too strong. The bridges and curves are quite beautiful and exciting. Be very careful when riding and always give ample clearance to pedestrians, children and pets. Watch your speed because some of the curves are blind ( due to trees ) . These areas are well signed so just pay attention. I strongly recommend a nice leisurely ride on the Big Creek Greenway.
Wednesday, December 31, 2003
Having grown up in this area only to move downtown and then back again, the Greenway provides a much needed boost for this area for outdoor enthusiasts surrounded by suburbia. The trail is flat and excellent for day hikes, jogs or rollerblading. The people are very friendly as well...southern style if you will. I will say that I am used to the state park signage that the chattahoochee system trail system provides which includes distance, proximity and trail maps. This is definitely needed for the greenway.
Friday, September 12, 2003
Safety: The mixed-use nature (skaters, bikes, pets, strollers, small kids, etc.) of this trail is incompatible with high speed. Please use wisdom and maturity; don't overestimate your ability to control your equipment (blades, bikes, etc.).
Friday, September 12, 2003
As a runner, I like being able to get away from the roads. This trail fits the bill nicely. Just run along without the car-related safety concerns! I am also a road cyclist. Road cyclists are not pedestrians; they are vehicles and their speeds make them better suited for the roads - - not a mixed use trail that is shared with small kids, pets, skaters, pedestriants, etc. Roadies - - if you are going to put your wheels on this trail, please show some maturity and restraint. The blind curves make it scenic, but dangerous for high speeeds. Parents - - It is good to encourage the little ones to wander and explore, but not here. Anything more than an arms length is too far to yank 'em to safety. I ran this trail a week ago. At least two of the bikes I encountered were pushing 20MPH. Someone is going to get hurt!
Tuesday, June 24, 2003
I have been to every other park to rollerblade in North Atlanta, but this trail is the best by far. The concrete is superior to the Silver comet and the views are much better. The only thing that the city of Alpharetta needs to work on is cleaning the trail after hard rains. There are too many sticks and rivers of mud covering the walkway. Other than this.....the Greenway rules Atlanta for the outdoor enthusiast!
Monday, May 12, 2003
One of the finest places to walk, bike, or rollerblade in the Atlanta area, Big Creek Greenway is a wonderful "amentity" for those in Alpharetta/Roswell. Rollerbladers beware if recent heavy rains...
Thursday, May 8, 2003
I have recently moved right behind the trail, AND LOVE IT! Unfortunately right now due to the storm much of the sidewalk, between the YMCA and Old Milton is flooded. Once the water goes down I will be there everyday. I enjoy the peace& quite, the serene atmosphere after a hectic day at the office. I haven't enjoyed the out doors like this since I camped across America to moved from California. Cant wait to find more trails. This truly is a beautiful state.
Saturday, September 28, 2002
It was a brisk but hot muggy summer day as my three sisters and I decided to journey out into the wilderness for our yearly 12 mile hike. We decided to hike the Big Creek Greenway trial and to our surprise saw three men in chicken suits also walking the trail. What a wonderful experience. We asked them how to get to chick-fil-a (b/c they were cows dressed as chickens much like the billboards) but they didn't know of any in the area. We continued to hike the clearly marked trail; however, we decided to venture off the trail and became lost and confused. Luckly, there were houses all around. We knocked on the door of an elderly couple (Bill and Marge Strongback) and they offered us a nice place to stay for the night. The end.
Tuesday, July 30, 2002
This place is wonderful. i went running for first time today on the path and thoroughly enjoyed myself, everyone I passed was so friendly and even the dogs were great! Need more of these in Atlanta area.
Thursday, June 20, 2002
Your information is out of date. The Big Creek Greenway has been extended and is now almost 7 miles long, not 2.25 miles. It runs along Big Creek from Webb Bridge Road on the north to Mansell Road (North Point Mall area) to the south. Contact City of Alpharetta Parks for the exact info.
Wednesday, May 15, 2002
I frequent the trail several times a week and have not had a bad experience to date. Everyone is courteous and seemingly nice. The trail is great for walkers, runners, bikers and roller-bladers alike. I appreciate the time and effort that was put into this project – Keep up the great work Alpharetta!!!
Saturday, April 27, 2002
I rollerblade the entire Greenway with my baby 3 to 4 times a week. There are several benches along the way. The other day, Alpharetta workers put up a flooding sign now for when rain covers the concrete paths. Several portions of the Greenway were flooded and impossible to use Easter weekend. The Big Creek Greenway is a wonderful way to connect with nature and teach my baby how to appreciate it as well.
Sunday, February 24, 2002
THe trail has been recently expanded. It continues now past the Haynes Bridge overpass for several miles to Webb Bridge. It is all newly paved.
Tuesday, February 19, 2002
Big Creek Greenway expansion complete. Trail is 12' wide concrete path interconnected to hiking and mountain biking trails. The trail now extends from Mansell road behind the AMC theater at Northpoint Parkway north 6.2 miles to Webb Bridge Road. Along the way are emergency call phones, lots of wildlife and several parks.
Thursday, October 18, 2001
I frequently walk this trail during my lunch hour and thoroughly enjoy it. Today, however, there was a person on a leaf-blower who made my walk extremely uncomfortable. He drove the blower backwards, not looking where he was going, stood the machine up on the two back wheels, and raced around on it, screeching the tires. I wish there was an email address for this trail so that I could report him to someone who could look into this.
Wednesday, April 25, 2001
What an enjoyable reprise. Nature at its finest. Glad to see our Alpharetta tax dollars at work creating a great park.
Sunday, December 17, 2000
Great park. Stick to the Mansell Road side, though. The Haynes Bridge side routinely has an odor.
Trail Length:6.1 miles
Location: Fulton County
|Type of trail:In and out|
Your rating:Easy (44)
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