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Kennesaw Mountain - 6 miles




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kennesaw Mountain National Battleffield Park, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr., Kennesaw, GA 30152   Hike: Kennesaw Mountain - 6 miles   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Aug 22 2018  5:00 pm >> Wed, Aug 22 2018 7:15 pm
Registration Opens: Sun, Aug 19 2018 12:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Aug 22 2018 4:50 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:6 Miles
Pace:Fast
Trip Leader(s):
Tricia Saul
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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:1
Number Registered So Far: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:

Join me at 5:00pm on Wednesday afternoon to hike Kennesaw Mountain. We will hike or run your preference, to the top of big Kennesaw, then to Little Kennesaw past Pigeon Hill down toward Burnt Hickory road, 3 miles. Then turn back and head back to the Visitors Center on the route you came out on for a total of 6 miles. If there is a threat of bad weather, I will switch the course up.

Please keep in mind this is a difficult Hike with a fast moving group with lots of hills. We will get spread out, and there will be NO SWEEPER

If you're not sure you can make the 6 miles, but want to try it - this is an OK event as long as you understand the following:

If you don't cover the whole 6 miles in 2 hours 15 minutes, you'll be removed from the event - BUT THERE IS NO SHAME IN TRYING - so don't let this stop you. Your trip leader has to leave by 7:15pm - so no way to verify you after that. If you get there early and check in with me I will allow for you to get a head start.

 

  


Required Items to Bring:

Water
Hiking shoes or trail runnning shoes
Great attitude

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

Towel or Bandana
Electrolyte tablets (your going to sweat alot)
Hat - It helps you see better when its raining


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.

Allow 10 minutes to walk from the new parking lot to the visitors center in the event that the main parking lot is full.


Notes:

Meet prior to 5:00 PM at the cannon outside the main entrance. If you are late you will have to try and catch up with the group. 


* 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.