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Kennesaw Mountain Loop from the Burnt Hickory Side ( 1 pass )

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Burnt Hickory/ Pigeon Hill Parking Lot KMNBP   Hike: Kennesaw  Mountain Loop from the Burnt Hickory Side ( 1 pass )   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Aug 12 2020  8:00 am >> Wed, Aug 12 2020 10:45 am
Registration Opens: Tue, Aug 4 2020 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Aug 12 2020 7:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 45 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:7 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: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Our event will start at the Pigeon Hill parking lot. ( Burnt Hickory) Head North over Pigeon Hill forward to summit both Mountains. Take a break at the Visitor Center ( bathrooms) and then carry our attention on to Ithe 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 into the low bottoms of Noses Creek Tributaries where we will do a stream ford .After the ford we intersect with Hardage Mill Trail and back to the cars from Noses Creek Trail.

Required Items to Bring:

Hiking Shoes / Trail Runners

Water or alternative fluids

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles if you like to use them

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park - Burnt Hickory/ Pigeon Hill Parking Lot

1520 Burnt Hickory Road, Marietta, GA 30064

From I-75 North

Take either the North or South Marietta loop off I-75 North and make your way towards Marietta.  When you arrive at Whitlock Avenue (GA 120) head west approximately 1.5 miles.  Turn right onto Burnt Hickory Road and travel 1.3 miles.  The Burnt Hickory/ Pigeon Hill Parking lot is located on the left at the intersection of Burnt Hickory and Old Mountain Road.   

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