The Big Creek Greenway in Forsyth County -It is a 12-foot wide concrete and boardwalk path meandering through the deciduous woods along the Big Creek. The greenway offers an ideal setting for walking, jogging, biking and inline skating. Stay and Play in GA!
A greenway is a linear park. It is about conservation, recreation, environmental education and alternative transportation. Our greenway is an investment in the future of Forsyth County, a county with open green spaces for people as well as natural areas for plants and animals.
Phases 1, 2 and 3 of the Big Creek Greenway in Forsyth County, from McFarland Parkway to Bethelview Road, are now open and span approximately 6.8 miles (click here to see a map of Phases 1, 2 and 3). The exact design and location of Phases 4 and 5 are currently being developed. When all five phases are completed, the greenway will span approximately 15 miles in Forsyth County.
Access to the Greenway
A trail head access point at 5120 Bethelview Road offers limited parking and serves as an excellent place to begin your adventure. A temporary trail head is located at Exit 12, east of Highway 400 on McFarland Parkway and accommodates approximately 50 vehicles.
A trail head is also located at Fowler Park, located in south Forsyth County at 4110 Carolene Way, off of Atlanta Highway across from the intersection with Castleberry Road. Please note: Visitors to Fowler Park should utilize the parking lots for their vehicles. Please do not park along Carolene Way.
Hours Open - These areas will be open from dawn to dusk. Nearby residents are encouraged to walk or cycle to these locations.
Greenway Rules and Safety-Etiquette Tips
• Use trail only during daylight hours
• No littering
• No smoking
• No alcohol or drugs
• No off-road vehicles or golf carts
• No horseback riding
• No camping off of greenway
• All pets on a leash
• Pedestrians have the right of way
• Greenway is not designed for high-speed use; please do not exceed 15 mph
• Please self-monitor your speed by not exceeding 110 feet in 5 seconds
• Per Georgia law, no person under the age of 16 years shall operate or be a passenger on a bicycle on a highway, bicycle path, or sidewalk under the jurisdiction or control of this state or any local political subdivision thereof without wearing a bicycle helmet.
Greenway Safety & Etiquette Tips
• Use the trail only during daylight hours.
• Do not leave valuables in your vehicle.
• Stay on the trail surface.
• Stop, look and yield to traffic at crossings.
• Cyclists and skaters should wear helmets.
• Visitors are encouraged to use the buddy system and use the trail in pairs or groups.
• Be courteous and respectful to other users.
• Respect the privacy of adjacent landowners.
• Travel in a consistent and predictable manner.
• Clean up your litter - help keep the trail clean for others. • Keep right as you use the trail. Pass on the left and give a courteous and audible signal of your intention to pass.