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Kennesaw Mountain 17.5 miles

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kennesaw Mountain Visitor Center   Hike: Kennesaw Mountain 17.5 miles  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 29 2020  8:00 am >> Sat, Feb 29 2020 3:30 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Feb 20 2020 7:30 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Feb 28 2020 8:00 pm
Event Duration:7 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:17.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Tricia S.
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Please join us for a fun day at Kennesaw Mountain!
We'll do a 17.5 mile loop of the park, with brief stops along the way to enjoy the sights plus a 30-minute lunch break. Our moving pace will average upwards of 3 mph -- brisk but not brutally fast.
Our Route:  Beginning at the visitor center, we'll go over the mountain and continue south to the southern edge of the park at Kolb's Farm. We'll break for lunch at the nearby Subway/Kroger shopping center. We'll take a different route heading back, passing the Illinois Monument and the New Salem Church ruins on the return to the visitor center.
This is a challenging hike, coupling endurance with more elevation than you might expect. We'll cross the mountain once, plus there are rolling hills in other sections. We won't be trying to set any speed records, but some members may find it difficult to maintain an average pace of 3 mph for such a long distance.
This event is rated a D5 for elevation gain and distance; it requires recent D5 experience.

Required Items to Bring:


Plenty of liquids

Hiking or trail shoes

Lunch/snack (or money for lunch)

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:
We'll meet at the Kennesaw Mountain Visitor Center, located at 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr, Kennesaw, GA 30188. (The visitor center is near the intersection of Old Highway 41 NW and Stilesboro Road NW.)
Please plan to arrive a little early in case the visitor center lot is full and you need to park at the overflow lot located a short distance away at 1200 Old Highway 41 NW.

Parking at Kennesaw Mountain is $5 per verhicle or a valid pass.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

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

If the weather forecast shows a strong likelihood of rain, we'll likely reschedule the hike for another day.