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Kolb Farm Loop and Cheatham Hill (Beginners Welcome)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park   Hike:  Kolb Farm Loop and Cheatham Hill  (Beginners Welcome)  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Jul 3 2020  9:30 am >> Fri, Jul 3 2020 11:30 am
Registration Opens: Wed, Jul 1 2020 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jul 3 2020 8:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Holt Ward
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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: No


Lets hike the Kolb Farm Loop on the Southern end of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.  Along the way we will learn a little history about this area that in June, 1864 was the site of a battle during the Civil War.  With only modest elevation gain, this would be a beginner friendly hike.

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We will be meeting at the parking lot located on Cheatham Hill Road (NOT Cheatham Hill Drive which is a completely different place).  

First we will cross the road and take the Assault Trail, which traces the path that Union troops took during their assault on Cheatham Hill.  Upon reaching the top, we will visit the Illinois Monument briefly before heading out to the Kolb loop itself.  Along the way we will pass the remains of some of the earthworks of both the Confederate and Union troops.  We will also likely see some deer and other wildlife as we hike. We will be heading around the loop in a clockwise direction through forests and a few open areas before reaching the cars after about 5.5 miles.  

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.

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How to Get There:
Event Directions:
  • From the North Marietta Loop west of the Marietta Square turn onto Whitlock Avenue
  • Travel approximately 3 miles (passing Marietta High School on your left)
  • Turn left onto John Ward Road and travel 0.6 miles to traffic circle
  • At traffic circle take second exit onto Cheatham Hill Road
  • Go 0.2 miles and the parking lot and trail head will be on your right


Trailhead and parking lot coordinates  33.933186, -84.605108

Street address  902 Cheatham Hill Road, Marietta, GA 30064

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