Big Creek Greenway

After you depart one of the five convenient parking lots along the 8.3-mile Alpharetta trail, the rumble of traffic quickly gives way to the chirp of crickets and cicadas and the peaceful trickle of the adjacent creek. Enjoy alternately the cool shade of woodland canopy and the warm sun of open stretches where deer are sometimes spotted. Bike traffic is heavy, but the paved and divided path is wide enough for all, and there is ample room on the shoulder to give your knees a break on soft earth.