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24 Gun Trail at Kennesaw Mountain (Beginners Welcome)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kennesaw Mountain National Battleffield Park, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr., Kennesaw, GA 30152   Hike: 24 Gun Trail at Kennesaw Mountain (Beginners Welcome)  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Jan 27 2020  10:00 am >> Mon, Jan 27 2020 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Jan 23 2020 3:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Jan 27 2020 7:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:4.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Joyce T.
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:15
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 18 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Because of a glitch in the registration process, we've run into the problem of having too many members added to the active list above the maximum limit of 20.  Please be aware that we will be moving members above 20 registrants to the waiting list in the order of their registration times.  People will then be added to the active list as we have withdrawals.

Come join us on Monday morning for a stroll down a newer trail at Kennesaw Mountain.  The 24 Gun Trail is a trail which many people have not seen before.  It's a nice hike with very little elevation and some beautiful scenery around the bottom of the mountain.  We'll enjoy a 2 mile hike out (or roughly an hour) and then turn back following along the same route.  This hike does NOT go up Kennesaw Mountain!

NOTE:  You MUST purchase a Kennesaw National Park Pass or a Federal Park Pass to park in the Visitor Center or Overflow lots.  Plan to arrive early if you need to purchase one or you can also purchase one online. You can purchase one at the Vistors Center or online.

We will meet at the Visitor Center by the cannon, just outside the lobby for sign-in.  Please arrive at least 10 minutes early to check in, and be sure to allow time for parking. The Visitor Center lot may be full, so you should plan enough time to park at the auxiliary lot down Old Hwy 41 - - about 1/4 mile past the traffic light at Old Stilesboro Road.   Allow an extra 10-15 minutes to park there and wallk to the Visitor Center.



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Comforatable shoes



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) Go past the light in front of the mountain and turn left into the overflow parking lot.



1) The hike will start as close to on time as possible, so please plan on meeting prior to the start time to sign in.

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

3) You must have a parking pass to park in the Kennesaw Mountain lots.


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

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