Kolb Farm Loop and Cheatham Hill (Beginners Welcome)
|Event Location:||Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park|
|Date(s) & Time:||Tue, Jul 9 2019 10:00 am >> Tue, Jul 9 2019 12:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Sun, Jul 7 2019 3:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Tue, Jul 9 2019 8:00 am|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Holt Ward|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||14|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||16 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Lets hike the Kolb Farm Loop on the Southern end of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Along the way we will learn a little history about this area that in June, 1864 was the site of a battle during the Civil War. With only modest elevation gain, this would be a beginner friendly hike.
We will be meeting at the parking lot located on Cheatham Hill Road (NOT Cheatham Hill Drive which is a completely different place).
First we will cross the road and take the Assault Trail, which traces the path that Union troops took during their assault on Cheatham Hill. Upon reaching the top, we will visit the Illinois Monument briefly before heading out to the Kolb loop itself. Along the way we will pass the remains of some of the earthworks of both the Confederate and Union troops. We will also likely see some deer and other wildlife as we hike. We will be heading around the loop in a clockwise direction through forests and a few open areas before reaching the cars after about 5.5 miles.
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield park does not charge for parking (yet). Bring water and yourself and lets get out and stretch our legs.
|How to Get There:|
Trailhead and parking lot coordinates 33.933186, -84.605108
Street address 902 Cheatham Hill Road, Marietta, GA 30064
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