With a limited amount of time on our hands, I went looking for a trail that was not too far from home but had some decent length to it. Enter Vickery Creek Trail. Located near the Chattahoochee River National Recreation area, this trail complex is close to Atlanta and has a series of trail paths you can combine for a length that suits you. Many trail sites list this as a 6.5 mile trail and I suppose if you hiked every bit of trail it would be that long, but we did the outer route and a few detours to end at 4.0 miles on the dot.
In summary, if you're looking for a family hike or an simple stroll, this is a great hike that won't require an extended car trip.
The map of Vickery Creek. There were maps posted throughout the trails and at every fork so you shouldn't get lost.
The dams were really cool! The first one we came across at a bridge, the second one was a minor detour to go see.
A very inviting trail.