• Big Creek Greenway Closure

Trail Status
 A section of the Big Creek Greenway multi-use trail from McFarland Pkwy. (mile marker 1.5) to Union Hill Road (mile marker 3.6) in Forsyth County is temporarily closed for a renovation project. The project is anticipated to be completed in 2021. Walkers, runners and bikers will still have access to about nine miles of trail during the closure.

Update 3/26/2021: A section of the Big Creek Greenway, Majors Road to Highway 9, is currently under water due to recent storms(3/26/2021). 


Bethelview Trailhead - 5120 Bethelview Road - parking and bathrooms
Fowler Park Trailhead - 4110 Carolene Way - parking and bathrooms
Union Hill Trailhead - 5259 Union Hill Road - parking and bathrooms
Halcyon Trailhead - 6265 Cortland Walk - parking 

March thru October - 6:00 am to 9:30 pm
November thru February - 6:00 am to 7:00 pm

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. The Big Creek Greenway in Forsyth County 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.

The Big Creek Greenway located in Forsyth County spans from the County line on Ronald Reagan Boulevard to Kelly Mill Road for approximately 11 miles. When the future Phase 5 is complete, the greenway will span approximately 15 miles in Forsyth County.

• Use trail only during permitted hours
• No littering
• No smoking
• No alcohol or drugs
• No vehicles, 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 subdivsion there of without wearing a bicycle helmet.



Safety Tips
• Use the trail only during permitted 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.
Etiquette Tips
• Be courteous and respectful to other users.
• Respect the privacy of adjacent landowners.
• Travel in a consistent and predictable manner.
• Keep right as you use the trail. Pass on the left and give a courteous and audible signal of your intention to pass.
• Clean up your litter - help keep the trail clean for others.

Contact Us


 P.O. Box 2417
 Cumming, GA 30028
 Phone: (770) 781-2215
 Fax: (770) 781-2221
 Email: Contact Us

Our Mission

The mission of Forsyth County Parks and Recreation is to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of Forsyth County by providing passive and active recreational, educational and cultural programming services and to provide parks and recreational facilities that are safe, accessible and aesthetically pleasing to the entire community.