The Big Creek Greenway

Phase 1 Opening Delayed Until Friday

Forsyth Big Creek Greenway Phase 1

The opening of the Forsyth Big Creek Greenway Phase 1 from Highway 9 to McFarland Parkway has been pushed back due to heavy rains in the area.  The new official trail opening will be on Friday December 4th at 10:30am.  There will be a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the new 4 mile section of the greenway.

Heavy rains in the area have pushed Big Creek to near flood stage.  With additional heavy rain expected in the area, it will likely go over the minor flood stage of 7 feet at Kimball Bridge.  At the time of this article it was already at 6.7 feet.  Use caution visiting the trails when water levels begin to reach minor flood stage.

We’ll keep you up to date as we find out more about the opening of the trail Friday, including where the ribbon cutting will take place and if the ceremony gets pushed back due to the weather again.

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  • So if I read this correctly, after Dec 4, the public will be able to park in the (temporary?) gravel lot on the South side of McFarland, and then run/bike Northward from there? Has the path been completed all the way up to Bethelview so you could run or bike all the way up there and back without any breaks in the path? thanks!

  • That is correct. The trail opened officially this morning with a ribbon cutting. It is now completed from McFarland to Bethelview without any breaks. They will also maintain the entire trail from McFarland to Bethelview.

  • So how far is the entire trail, end to end, I saw one estimate of 6.1 miles, then another that read 8.3, and are there any mile markers? thanks

  • Currently from McFarland to Bethelview Rd, the Forsyth trail is 6.7 miles long. They have mile markers every half mile up to 6.5 on the trail.