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Kennesaw Hike @ 8:30 AM




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Oct 1 2017  8:30 am >> Sun, Oct 1 2017 11:00 am
Registration Opens: Sun, Sep 17 2017 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Oct 1 2017 8:15 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes +/-
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:9
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:

 

The Kennesaw hike will start at 8:30 AM, so please plan on meeting at 8:25 AM to sign in

 

You can either park at the new visitor parking lot on old US Hwy 41 or in the main visitor's center parking lot. Allow a few minutes to walk from old US 41 parking lot to the visitor's center if you park there.

We will meet at the visitor's center just outside for sign-in.  We will hike the 1.2 miles to the 1808 ft. top of Kennesaw Mountain. From there, we will head across Little Kennesaw Mountain, cross Burnt Hickory Road for a short rest break, then head back over Little and Big Kennesaw Mountains to the visitor center.  You set your own pace and speed!

A fun and enjoyable hike is the name of the game today! 

Reminder:  If you're a Garmin user, please join our 'Atlanta Outdoor Club (AOC) Garmin Users' group to connect with other AOC Garmin users and track your activity.  Join us at: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/group/2255568



- Please note the directions below.


Required Items to Bring:

Enough water or Gatorade
Good hiking shoes
Snack
Can do attitude!

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Hiking stick(s) since it can be slippery/tricky coming down Little Kennesaw at times.

 


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.


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

Cost Includes:

No cost


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