This flat, winding trail has plenty of shade and is divided into two sections. There are plans to connect the two trails and to extend them.
The southern portion (Roswell/Alpharetta section) runs parallel to, and on the east side of, North Point Parkway. With the opening of the new section north of Webb bridge, it now extends from the dead end on Marconi Drive (off Windward Parkway) south 8.6 miles to a parking lot at Big Creek Park off Old Alabama Road near Holcomb Bridge Road in Fulton County.
There are restrooms at the YMCA and Kimball Bridge parking areas (Rockmill Park) and at the southern end of Big Creek Park. Kimball Bridge also has a nice gazebo with picnic tables. You will find a few nature trails as side excursions and plenty of wildlife viewing. Look for wild turkeys, green herons and deer; also, be wary of copperhead snakes.
The northern section (Forsyth County portion) extends from Bethelview Road south to McFarland Parkway. From Atlanta Hwy to Bethelview Road, the trail is roughly half paved and half raised boardwalk. From Atlanta Highway to McFarland Parkway it is mostly raised boardwalk. The boardwalk on the Forsyth section of the Greenway is the same width (12 ft) as the paved portions of the trail.
Because the trail encompasses marshy areas, flooding can occur, making the trail inaccessible in places. Check the main website for condition updates at http://www.bigcreekgreenway.com/index.php/conditions/.
Parking and Trail Access
Parking is available in many places along three segments of the greenway.
There are parking areas off North Point Parkway near the YMCA, Kimball Bridge Road, Haynes Bridge Road, North Point Parkway (near Ethan Allen), and Mansell Road as well as various access points behind subdivisions and businesses. Parking is also available at Bethelview Road and on the southern end at McFarland Road (just on the east side of SR400).
For more detailed information about parking for the Roswell, Alpharetta and Forsyth segments, refer to the official greenway website at http://www.bigcreekgreenway.com/index.php/parking-and-directions/.
Future Destination Trail
My wife and I rode 20 miles on the Roswell/Alpharetta portion (southern part) this past Saturday. We doubled back a few miles to make the 20 miles. The temp was in the high 60's, an unusually nice day for this time of the year in Georgia. This is a very ...
Very nice ride
This is a very nice trail - almost entirely flat and well paved with nice scenery. It does suffer from a lack of maps and signage, however. The parking area at Big Creek Park off Old Alabama Rd. has a nice map of the trail, but that's about it except ...
Great Trail, well kept and beautiful nature!!!