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Kennesaw Mountain Hike

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Burnt Hickory Road parking area, Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park   Hike: Kennesaw Mountain Hike  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Jan 28 2020  10:30 am >> Tue, Jan 28 2020 1:30 pm
Registration Opens: Sun, Jan 19 2020 12:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Jan 28 2020 9:34 am
Event Duration:3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:6 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Grant Brown
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 17 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Join the group for a scenic ascent of Kennesaw Mountain from the Burnt Hickory Road parking lot.  The trail begins with a steep ascent to Pigeon Hill, passes beautiful rock gardens and battlefield monuments as it reaches Little Kennesaw, and then makes a final push to the summit of Kennesaw Mountain where we will enjoy the view of Dallas and Marietta.  The trail descends steeply to the park visitor center where we will take a quick break before we make our return along the Camp Brumby Trail and the Pigeon Hill Cutoff (the second right turn, look for the bench). The 6-mile loop is challenging due to several steep and rocky sections and beginners may struggle on the ascents.


Please arrive and be ready to hike at 10:30 am.  

Here is a map of the hike:

A parking fee/ entrance fee to the park must be purchased in advance, either at the Visitors Center or online at

Required Items to Bring:


Recommended Items to Bring:
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Water, stout hiking shoes, trekking poles, snacks, jacket and hat


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Event Directions: We will park and meet at the intersection of Old Mountain Rd and Burnt Hickory Rd,

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GPS Coordinates: 33.963276, -84.594391. 

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