Thursday morning at Kennesaw Mountain (over Big, Little and back again) - Thu, Aug 27 2020

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Thursday morning at Kennesaw Mountain (over Big, Little and back again)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kennesaw Mountain National Battleffield Park, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr., Kennesaw, GA 30188   Hike: Thursday morning at Kennesaw Mountain (over Big, Little and back again)  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Aug 27 2020  8:00 am >> Thu, Aug 27 2020 10:30 am
Registration Opens: Mon, Aug 24 2020 11:10 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Aug 27 2020 8:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:6 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:6
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


This is a fast paced hike!

Let's get our hearts pumping with an early morning hike at Kennesaw Mountain.  We'll start at the Visitor Center and go over Big and Little Kennesaw to Burnt Hickory, and then back again for a total of 6.25 miles.  The Summit of Kennesaw Mountain is 1808 ft.

This is a challenging hike with a lot of hills, so we'll probably get spread out.  To complete the hike in 2 1/2 hours you'll need to maintain a pace between 2.5 - 3 MPH with few stops for water.  You can go at your own pace, but must complete the hike by 10:30 to get credit.  I'll wait for everyone at the Visitor Center.  

Please arrive 15 minutes early for introductions and to use the facilities.  If you park at the overflow parking lot on Old HWY 41, you'll need additional 10 minutes to walk from there to the Visitor Center.


< Entrance Fee >

Kennesaw Mountain has implemented a new cashless entrance fee program, applicable at all parking lots.  Entrance fees are: $5 daily, $40 annual. You can also use a National Park Service annual or America the Beautiful pass.  

The visitor center is currently closed, please purchase your pass online at: at 


Required Items to Bring:

Good trail/hiking shoes

Water or sports drinks

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

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Kennesaw Mountain Visitor Center, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr, Kennesaw, GA 30188


This event will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or storms.

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