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SATURDAY Morning at Kennesaw Mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kennesaw Mountain National Battleffield Park, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr., Kennesaw, GA 30152   Hike: SATURDAY Morning at Kennesaw Mountain  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 22 2015  8:00 am >> Sat, Aug 22 2015 10:30 am
Registration Opens: Fri, Aug 7 2015 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Aug 22 2015 8:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:6 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
Minimum Group Size:6
Number Registered So Far: 12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Want a good hard workout in preparation of any upcoming big mountain hikes or simply working towards achieving a personal fitness goal, then come join us Saturday morning at Kennesaw Mountain.

We will meet at the visitor's center and head up to Big Kennesaw Mtn. Then we will go directly to Little Kennesaw Mtn and down to Burnt Hickory Road. After a water break at Burnt Hickory, we will head back the way we came.   We will also stop at the top of all major elevation points to rehydrate and regroup.

We will have one Trip Leader in front at a moderate steady pace to lead the way and one sweeping to ensure safety to all. We will be spread out, but no one will get left behind. Due to elevation and the moderate pace, this is considered a challenging strenuous hike.

We will start  PROMPTLY at 8:00 am. Expect to finish in 2. 5 hours or less. 

Please allow time to find a parking space and to walk up to the visitor center, as the main parking lot may be full.  Parking is Free!

Bathroom facilities are available at the Visitor's Center.


Required Items to Bring:

Fluids to last 2.5 hours

Good Hiking Boots/Shoes are a must

Recommended Items to Bring:
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hiking poles

some trail mix or power bars

sun screen

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Directions and Parking:

1) I-75 North to exit 267B Hwy 5 Canton Road Connector

2) If you are not heading west after getting off of the Interstate you are going the wrong way. You should be heading towards US 41 and downtown Marietta after getting off of I-75 onto the Canton Road Connector and see Kennesaw Mountain on your right.

3) You will be tempted to take the first exit off of the Canton Road Connector which is US 41, but do not take it. Proceed over US 41 on a bridge staying on the Canton Road Connector.

4) After crossing US 41 take a right at the first redlight which is Church Street Extension.

5) You should cross railroad tracks soon.

6) Take a left onto Old 41 at the second redlight. If you get to US 41 again, you have missed the turn onto Old 41 so turn around.

7) Stay on Old US 41 until you pass in front of the mountain and park on the right-hand side of the road (or in the new parking lot on the left) after passing the redlight for Stilesboro Road.

FYI: The new parking lot - approximately 270 spaces, is now open but parking on Old Highway 41 is not yet closed. Park by Old Highway 41 or in this new parking lot - whichever you feel more comfortable with.

8) Last resort / panic mode / all available parking spaces have been taken: When this happens, here is where to park - Turn around and head back in front of the mountain on Old 41. Take the first left which is White Circle Road. Take the first right which is White Road Court. Park on the side of the road.


* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.