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Central Section of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park w/ Optional Early Dinner

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kennesaw National Battlefield Park - 957 Cheatham Hill Drive
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Mar 4 2017  1:30 pm >> Sat, Mar 4 2017 3:30 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Feb 16 2017 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Mar 4 2017 12:30 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5.8 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Gayle M.
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:3
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Are Dogs Permitted: No

Please join me at the Central Section of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park for a Saturday afternoon hike on some of the less travelled trails. We will be hiking at a moderate 3.0 pace. There is some elevation but none of the hills are steep or too long.
PLEASE arrive by 1:15 pm to get a parking space, socialize & have introductions. I will also share some of the history of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Out of respect for the majority of people who arrive on time, we will leave PROMPTLY at 1:30 pm.
This KM Central Section has a loop made up of several trails. The Hardage Mill Trail heading north from Whitlock Avenue is a rolling hills trail through the woods across Noses Creek and then up to Burnt Hickory Road. The Noses Creek Trail heading south from Burnt Hickory Road back up to Whitlock Road is less hilly but a nice hike in the woods. We will be hiking a figure 8 lollipop with the Cease Fire Trail in the KM Southern Section being the stem to the Central Section.
Meet at the Cheatham Hill Drive parking lot.     No BATHROOMS at this location.
Optional early dinner at the Marietta Diner (see Notes below). The Marietta Diner is a classic neon-fronted diner with a huge menu including Greek specialties & big breakfasts.
Come join me for an invigorating Saturday afternoon hike with an optional early dinner at Marietta Diner afterwards. (See Notes for details)

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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefiels - Cheatham Hill Drive Parking Lot                                                        

957 Cheatham Hill Drive                                              GPS Coordinates -

Marietta, GA 30064                                                    33.9374919, -84.5970086

Cheatham Hill Drive is off of Whitlock Avenue (Dallas Highway/GA-120)

Drive to the end of Cheatham Hill Drive to the parking lot


If you end up at a parking lot beside the road & across from an open field, you are in the WRONG parking lot.

Turn LEFT out of the parking lot back onto Cheatham Hill Road

At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit

Continue onto John Ward & go 0.5 miles to the traffic light

Turn RIGHT onto GA-120E (Whitlock Avenue) & go 0.5 miles

Cheatham Hill Drive will be on your right



Optional Early Dinner -

Marietta Diner                                             GPS Coordinates -

306 Cobb Pkwy S                                        33.9445485, -84.51783760000001

Marietta, GA 30060

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