The Roswell Riverwalk is a perfect trail for an early morning ride or all day fun along the Chattahoochee River. The trail runs along the floodplain of the river and through numerous developed parks with a variety of facilities and activities to enjoy. The trail consists of roughly 4.5 miles of paved, boardwalk and crushed gravel sections.
The trail features multiple access points, but a popular starting off point is Riverside Park. Centrally located along the the trail this park has ample parking, restrooms, three playgrounds, a sprayground, and multiple pavilions and picnic areas. Riverside Park is host to many events as well throughout the year, including the popular Riverside Sounds concert series. Riverside Park has the largest parking lot for accessing the river with over 500 spots plus additional parking located in an overflow lot between the park and St. Andrews Catholic Church.
Don White Park has two parking lots. The first small lot is located at the Highway 400 underpass. The second, larger lot is at the 925 Riverside Road. This is also the launch location for Shoot the Hooch which provides watercraft rentals and shuttles.
Azalea Park also has two parking lots. Both lots typically fill early due to the boat launch at the first lot, and the playground and easy access to the new boardwalk section of trail for the second, smaller lot. The park features restrooms, a playground, and views of the river.
RIVERSIDE PARK TO ROSWELL HISTORIC DISTRICT ROUTE
In 2018 Bike Roswell! worked with the City of Roswell to have wayfinding signage installed to guide riders from Riverside Park to the Historic District and the popular Canton Street area. Along this route, you will enjoy the natural settings along the river and the historic homes on your way to some of the best restaurants in the North Fulton area.
RIVERSIDE PARK TO CHATTAHOOCHEE NATURE CENTER
Along the same route riders can follow wayfinding signage to the Chattahoochee Nature Center from Riverside Park. This route is an easy, approximately 2.5 mile route that is almost entirely flat and should be easy for most any rider on two wheels. Along the route you have access to numerous amenities like playgrounds, boat rentals, hiking trails and picnic areas that can make this a great option for a full day of fun along the river. View the full route here on STRAVA.
ART AROUND ROSWELL SCULPTURES
Along the trail you will see several sculpture installations from local non-profit Roswell Arts Fund. You can download an app that will provide an audio tour for these sculptures with additional information from the artists. 5 sculptures are located along the Riverwalk trail and several additional scultpures are within biking distance based on your comfort and fitness levels.
CONNECT TO THE HISTORIC DISTRICT
Want to take your ride farther? Connect to the ROSWELL HISTORIC DISTRICT via the Highway 120 Multi-use Trail by following the black wayfinding signage. At the end of the Riverwalk Trail at Willeo Road turn RIGHT across Azalea and proceed on the Willeo Road Multi-use trail. Then proceed across 120 at the crosswalk to reach the 120 Multi-use trail that will take you to Bulloch Hall entrance and the Roswell Historic District.
NEARBY SHOPPING AND ATTRACTIONS
A variety of shops and restaurants are located nearby the trailhead for all your biking and post ride food and rehydration needs! Routes from the Roswell Riverwalk via multi-use trail and low volume, low speed streets make many of the connections to the below locations possible and enjoyable via bike!
- CHATTAHOOCHEE NATURE CENTER
- BULLOCH HALL
- MIMOSA HALL
- HISTORIC ROSWELL SQUARE
- PIZZERIA LUCCA
- CANTON STREET - Shops & Restaurants
- FROM THE EARTH BREWING