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A Short Hike Through This Historic Georgia Park Leads You To A Massive Cascading Waterfall

There are so many hidden gems when it comes to hiking in Georgia and huge waterfalls. Summer is technically still in session, meaning there is plenty of time to venture out into the wilderness to take a dip under a beautiful waterfall. This short hike right outside of Atlanta will take you to a massive waterfall in historic Roswell's Old Mill Park.

Old Mill Park is a historic area that has existed since the Civil War and has been rebuilt several times. It is now used as a hub to enjoy the great outdoors through trails, an iconic bridge, two historic mills and a massive 50-foot waterfall.

You only have to walk a short distance (4.7 miles roundtrip) down Vickery Creek Trail to access the towering Roswell Mill waterfall, which spills into the Chattahoochee River. This is the perfect spot for a day outdoors with your crew, your boo and of course, your dog. Unlike several other waterfalls in the state, you can actually immerse yourself in the Old Roswell Mill Falls, rather than just viewing them longingly from afar. You can access the trailhead at Riverside Road in Roswell. 

The water surrounding the cascading falls is deep enough to swim in, making it the perfect spot to cool off after your scenic hike along Vickery Creek through the forest (and your dog will love it, too).  Don't forget to snap some Insta-worthy pics at the massive covered bridge that overlooks the river.

Since the falls (and the whole park in general) were massive assets in the Civil War era, you may catch some spooky vibes and sense the presence of those who were part of the rich history (just in time for Halloween).

To keep the adventure alive through Georgia's outdoor gems, check out this super easy hike that leads to a 60-foot waterfall or this 76-foot waterfall at Tallulah Gorge.

Roswell Mill Waterfall

Price: Free!

Address: 95 Mill St., Roswell, GA 30075

Why You Need To Go: To take advantage of the last minute summer heat by visiting a waterfall you can actually swim under.