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Hike, Walk or Crawl Up Kennesaw Mountain w/ Optional Lunch

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kennesaw Mountain National Battleffield Park, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr., Kennesaw, GA 30152   Hike: Hike, Walk or Crawl Up Kennesaw Mountain w/ Optional Lunch  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Apr 4 2017  9:30 am >> Tue, Apr 4 2017 11:30 am
Registration Opens: Tue, Mar 28 2017 5:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Apr 4 2017 7:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 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
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


If you are comfortable on many of the AOC D2s then come join me for a little challenge.  We will stay within a D2 hike but push the elevation just a little this week.  If you've ever wanted to challenge yourself or take a hike to the top of Kennesaw Mountain but all the events were just too difficult for you, this is your event.

Take your own pace to the top of Kennesaw Mountain where we will regroup.  It's roughly 1.2 miles to the top and around 650 ft of elevation.  Reach a new goal and take in the great view from the top.  On the way back down we'll head off on a side trail and pick up some milage along the bottom of the mountain before returning to the visitors center.

Please arrive by 9:20 am at the Visitor Center by the cannon, just outside the lobby, for chicek-in.  Allow extra time for parking. The Visitor Center lot tends to fill up completely throughout the day. If the Visitor Center parking lot is full turn RIGHT out of the parking lot back onto Old Stilesboro Road. Go to the traffic light and turn LEFT onto Old Hwy 41. The overflow parking lot is about 1/4 mile past the traffic light on Old Hwy 41 on the left.  Allow an extra 10-15 minutes to park there and wallk to the Visitor Center.

There are restrooms at the Visitor Center, so by arriving early, you'll have time to use them.


1) The hike will start as close to on time as possible, so please plan on meeting prior to the start time to sign in.

2) Allow 5 - 10 minutes to walk from the overflow parking lot to the visitors center in the event that the main parking lot is full.


Optional Lunch location this week is group choice.



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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

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 then turn left at the redlight and park in the main visitor center lot if you can.  If full head back out to Old 41, take a left and park in the overflow parking lot farther down the road on the left.


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