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Kennesaw Battlefield Park Loop / No Mountains

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kennesaw Mountain, Burnt Hickory parking lot   Hike: Kennesaw Battlefield Park Loop / No Mountains   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Jun 17 2020  8:00 am >> Wed, Jun 17 2020 10:45 am
Registration Opens: Tue, Jun 9 2020 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Jun 17 2020 7:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 45 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:8.5 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:10
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: Yes


We will meet at The Pigeon Hill parking lot (The water fountain).We head south on Noses Trail - then take a slingshot North to New Salem Church Trail to cross Burnt Hickory Road putting our hike on the East Trail. This will direct us to the Visitors Center for our half way point & our break. The hike will then carry over to the Environmental Trail. We will turn right to the 24 Gun Trail, crossing Old Mountain Road and then to Gilbert Road. From Gilbert we will be off the designated trails, still in the Park boundary, but on to herd paths. This will be hiker, runner, horse, or other animal paths. There will be some short meadow crossings. This is where you will see the seldom west side view of Big Kennesaw! After the view (going more South) we cross Burnt Hickory Road again; this will take us to Hardage Mill and finish the loop, back to the cars.Parking is now $5 at Kennesaw Mountain NBP or use of an annual pass (Kennesaw Mt NBP specific or annual or lifetime America The Beautiful National Park passes). You can pay for parking either at the KMNBP visitors center or online at Recreation.Gov. There are no parking kiosks in the Burnt Hickory/ Pigeon Hill lot.

Required Items to Bring:

Whatever you need if you are alergic to bee/wasp stings, etc.

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Poles if needed

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Pigeon Hill parking lot

Address: 1521 Burnt Hickory Road Northwest, Marietta, GA 30064

GPS coordinates: 33.963415, -84.594999

Directions: Going north on I-75 near Marietta, take exit 263 (120 South Loop towards Southern Polytechnic and Marietta).  Follow the 120 South Loop west for about 3 miles to Whitlock Ave.  The "loop" makes a hard right after you cross under the tracks (but you can't miss it).  Then turn left (west) on Whitlock Ave and go about 2.5 more miles. (Whitlock Ave is also known as GA Hwy 120 and Dallas Hwy.)   Turn right (north) on Burnt Hickory Road and go about 1.3 miles.  The parking lot is on the left.

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

To get credit for the hike, you must complete the entire hike.