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Kennesaw 17.5 with 1 pass over the mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Visitor Center   Hike: Kennesaw 17.5 with 1 pass over the mountain  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Dec 28 2019  7:30 am >> Sat, Dec 28 2019 1:30 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Dec 16 2019 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Dec 28 2019 6:30 am
Event Duration:6 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:17.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Chuck R
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary: Join me at Kennesaw Mountain for a 17.5 miles. (1 pass over the mountain) • We will Start at Burnt Hickory Parking Lot (Also called 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 or grab a 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 (11.75 mile marker) • Break for about 30-45 minutes (Pack Lunch or Buy Lunch at Subway) • Head out on Kolb's Farm East Trail to Cheatham hill and pass the Tomb of the Unknow Soldier 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 We 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 and a snack
Hiking or Trail Shoes.

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

Rain jacket

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, through the light and take the next LEFT and park in the overflow parking (about 300 yards past the light in front of the visitor's center).


Course map: maproute=500626

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