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Kennesaw Mountain 5.8-mile Red Trail Loop Hike
|Event Location:||Kennesaw Mtn Nat'l Battlefield Park, just North of Marietta, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Feb 16 2019 8:30 am >> Sat, Feb 16 2019 11:00 am|
|Registration Opens:||Sun, Feb 10 2019 4:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Feb 15 2019 9:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Charlie Cottingham|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||3|
|Number Registered So Far:||13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Weather Update for Sat AM (as of Fri night 2/15): The latest forecast for Kennesaw Mtn expects only a 20% chance of rain Saturday morning, with virtually no measurable accumulation during the hike, clearing skies, and comfortable temperatures in the 50s. We definitely intend to go ahead with the hike, rain or shine. Consider carrying some lightweight rain gear in case we get a shower. - Charlie
Basic Park Info for First-Time Kennesaw Hikers: Conveniently located just a half-hour drive NW of downtown Atlanta, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park boasts more than 25 miles of trails that wind across its rugged mountaintops and through its 2900 acres of forests, meadows, creek banks and craggy rock outcrops. .Since our Club's founding almost two decades ago this beautiful National Park has been one of our most popular AOC venues for dayhikes, volunteer trail maintenance projects and birding field trips. There's no visitor entrance fee and parking is also free.
|How to Get There:|
DIRECTIONS from I-75/ I-285 INTERCHANGE in NW ATLANTA to our "Overflow Parking Lot" Gathering Spot: (For a zoomable color MAP and satellite view of this spot and its vicinity click the square blue & green "Event Location" icon near the top of this article.)
1. From the I-75/ I-285 Interchange take I-75 North about 8 miles and exit toward your right at Exit 267B ("US-41, GA-5 South" which will loop you clockwise onto the GA-5 "Canton Road Connector" toward Marietta).
GPS and MAPS.GOOGLE.com USERS: Feel free to augment the above Directions by entering as your Destination Address the following concise "Lat/Lon" address of our gathering spot, being sure to include the comma and minus sign: 33.9855, -84.5819
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Free Event with free parking and Park entrance!
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.