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Kennesaw Mountain 17.5 miles




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Burnt Hickory Road Parking Lot - NOT Visitors Center   Hike: Kennesaw Mountain 17.5 miles  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Oct 14 2018  7:30 am >> Sun, Oct 14 2018 2:00 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Oct 11 2018 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Oct 14 2018 6:00 am
Event Duration:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:17.5 Miles
Pace:Moderate
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:8
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:
Sundays weather looks great! Join me at Kennesaw Mountain for a 17.5 miles.
(1 pass over the mountain). Please arrive 10 minutes early.
  • • We will Start at Burnt Hickory parking Lot (Also called Nose Creek Trail parking lot or Pigeon Hill parking lot)
  • • Go towards the visitor center around the base of the mountain/Brumby Trail.
  • • Stop at the visitor center for a quick restroom break
  • • Continue up and over the mountain (This will bring us back to our cars if you want to switch out any gear out or grab snack.)
  • This is also a bailout point, you must complete entire event to get credit.
  • • Continue onto the Hardage Mill trail (There are HILLS in this section)
  • • Cross Dallas highway and take the Cease Fire trail to the Kolb's Farm West trail
  • • Continue onward till we hit Subway/Kroger parking lot (11.5 mile marker)
  • • Break for about 30-45 minutes (Pack lunch or buy lunch)
  • • Head out on Kolb's Farm East Trail to Cheatham hill and pass the tomb of the unknow sodier and come up behind the Illinois monument
  • • Proceed across Dallas Highway heading back this time via gravel path back towards the Burnt Hickory parking lot
 
I will hike at a MODERATE pace (3 MPH).  If you are unfamiliar with the course or hiking this distance - this might not be for you. 

Required Items to Bring:

Water
Lunch/snack or money for lunch
Hiking or Trail Shoes

Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:
Burnt Hickory Road - Pigeon Hill Parking Lot
NOTE: Parking lot is small. Allow time to park.
 
Latitude, Longitude: 33.96318482636759, -84.59383379945831
 
Drive from Atlanta on I 75 to Exit 269. At the bottom of the ramp turn left on Barrett Parkway and proceed approximately 4.5 miles. Turn left on Burnt Hickory Rd and proceed approximately 1.4 miles. Parking lot will be on the right.
 
Alternate Directions from Downtown Marietta: Hwy 120 (Dallas Hwy) from downtown Marietta thru traffic light, right on Burnt Hickory, parking lot 1.5 miles down on left.
 

Notes:

*Itinerary is subject to change anytime at the discretion of the trip leader(s).

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