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Sunday Morning Kennesaw Mtn

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kennesaw Mountain National Battleffield Park, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr., Kennesaw, GA 30152   Hike: Sunday Morning Kennesaw Mtn  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Oct 27 2019  8:00 am >> Sun, Oct 27 2019 10:00 am
Registration Opens: Wed, Oct 23 2019 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Oct 26 2019 12:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:6 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Steve H
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Join me Sunday hike at Kennesaw Mountain. We will meet for introductions at the visitors center 10 minutes prior to start time.  We will proceed with the hike at 8:00 AM. The pace will be moderate and we will follow the West Trail from the Visitor Center to Burnt Hickory Road and back, completing 6 miles. Note the trail details bellow:

-657 feet climb to Big Kennesaw

-drop down  500 feet to the gap between Big Kennesaw and Little Kennesaw Mountain

-20 foot climb towards Little Kennesaw and about a 50 foot climb heading back, then down to the base of Little Kennesaw

- 300 foot climb to the top of  Little Kennesaw at 1601 feet then going down the other side of Little Kennesaw to Burnt Hickory for a quick water break. 

The hike can be moderate or strenuous if you decide. Either way, we will get a great  AM workout with plenty of time left to enjoy the rest of the day as we please!

Thnaks Mara Morrison for the write up.


Required Items to Bring:

It may rain be prepared.

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


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.

Meet prior to 8:30am at the cannon outside the main entrance of the visitor's center or just inside the lobby.  Call the trip leader if you are running late, but please note that we won't wait on you.  You will have to try and catch up with the group if you arrive late.


) The hike will start on time , please arrive 5 -10 min early to allow check in.

2) Allow extra 5 - 10 minutes to walk from the new parking lot to the visitors center in the event that the main parking lot is full (most likeley).

3) Allow time for potential bad traffic as needed. 

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.

This is a rain or shine hike ,except for thunder, tornadoes or earthquakes.