Roswell Mill Waterfall, also known as Vickery Creek Falls, is located inside the Vickery Creed Unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.
If you are in Atlanta, the Roswell Mill Waterfall is only a short 30 minute (22 mile) drive north from the city. Set in an urban park, the waterfall was originally created in 1836 as Vickery Creek Dam to help power the nearby Roswell Mills.
The mills were the largest in the state at their height, and were famous for producing textiles for the Confederacy during the Civil War. The mills operated until their closure in 1975. It has been a park since 2000.
Getting to the Roswell Mill Waterfall
Parking Lot Physical Address: 95 Mill Street, Roswell, GA 30075
Getting to the park at Roswell Mill is easy. If you’re coming from Atlanta, head north on GA-400 to GA-9 towards the town of Roswell. Once you’re in town, you’ll turn right on Mill Street, which is the entrance to Vickery Creek Park. There are trailheads to the Vickery Creek Park Trail on either end of the parking area.
Parking and entrance is free at Roswell Mills. The park is open all day, year round.
Hiking at Roswell Mills
This famous waterfall is one of Georgia’s most visited and most photographed locations. While it is popular for wedding and graduation photo shoots, it is also a great place to hike within city limits.
|Hiking Distance||4.7 miles (0.3 miles to the falls)|
There are a few trailheads to get onto the Vickery Creek Trail. One is at the Mill itself (where the directions above point to), as well as one on Riverside Road, and Oxbo Road.
The hiking trails network within the park stretches for almost 5 miles, passing both historic mills, a covered bridge and the spillway waterfall.
But since we are here to see the waterfall, park at the old Roswell Mill, and get on the Vickery Creek Park Trail on either end of the parking lot. Head down the trail, and after about 250 feet, turn left on the loop trail. The waterfall/dam will be about a third of a mile down the trail from there.
The beautiful waterfall cascades down the 30-foot-high dam walls, constructed of masoned stone.