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Kennesaw Mountain - Up, Over, and a Longer Around

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kennesaw Mountain Back of Overflow Lot on Old 41   Hike: Kennesaw Mountain - Up, Over, and a Longer Around  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Jan 30 2020  1:00 pm >> Thu, Jan 30 2020 4:00 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Jan 23 2020 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Jan 29 2020 8:00 pm
Event Duration:3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:8.6 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:2
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We are STARTING IN THE BACK OF THE OVERFLOW PARKING LOT.  This is the 'warm up' portion of the hike, before going to the top of Big K.

PARKING PASS IS REQUIRED prior to attending event.  You can purchase one at

We will hike to the top of Kennesaw Mountain. From there, we will head across Little Kennesaw Mountain, go down to Burnt Hickory Road, cross the road, take the Hardage Mill Trail to Noses Creek and at the bridge we will turn back down the main trail to New Salem, and then take Brumby back to the VC, and on to the overflow lot.

Elevation gain is 1720 feet.

This is a fast paced hike, constantly greater than 3mph.

There is no sweep on this event, so you'll need to know the trail.

Required Items to Bring:

Good hiking shoes


Recommended Items to Bring:
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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)  Park in the overflow parking lot farther down the road on the left.

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

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