Kennesaw Mountain for beginners - Sun, Aug 25 2019

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Kennesaw Mountain for beginners

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park   Hike: Kennesaw Mountain for beginners  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Aug 25 2019  8:00 am >> Sun, Aug 25 2019 9:30 am
Registration Opens: Tue, Aug 20 2019 5:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Aug 24 2019 9:00 pm
Event Duration:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:3 Miles
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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:3
Number Registered So Far: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We climb Kennesaw on a moderate-easy hike up. We'll take is slow up the 1.5 mile paved mountain road (which is a little less steep than the trail and a little longer). We will stop occasionally to take a breather if needed and look at the views. We'll end at the parking lot at the top. Then we'll turn back to walk down the same way we came.

It is marked D2 due to the altitude, but be assured we will take it slow enough for everyone.

We will meet at 8:00am at the cannon in front of the visitors center.
Parking is usually full at the visitors center. Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes ahead so you can park in overflow parking 1/4 mile down the road.

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Water bottle

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.

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