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Cheatham Hill Section of Kennesaw Battlefield - - to Kolb Farm

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Cheatham Hill Trail Head   Hike: Cheatham Hill Section of Kennesaw Battlefield - - to Kolb Farm  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Sep 2 2020  8:00 am >> Wed, Sep 2 2020 10:00 am
Registration Opens: Mon, Aug 31 2020 3:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Sep 2 2020 8:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Joyce T.
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Yes, one can hike at the Kennesaw Battlefield without climbing the mountains.  This third section of the park is the least traveled, but it provides an excellent trail for moderate hiking.  Our pace will be moderate (no fitness hiking, please!) to give us an opportunity to talk as we hike and stop occasionally for pictures and water. If the distance doesn't present a challenge, come join us.  The terrain is varied, with undulating hills . . .  but nothing seriously steep.

We will start our hike promptly at 8:00 am in the parking lot off of Dallas Highway (Whitlock Ave. if you're coming from Marietta) and hike the 5.5. mile loop trail, winding our way through a variety of landscapes that go all the way to Powder Springs Road (Kolb Farm) before beginning the second half of the loop back.   

It will be warm!  Be sure to bring sufficient water.  Insect repellant is also a good idea. 

Required Items to Bring:

Good shoes and water

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Insect repellant

Long pants (if susceptible to poison ivy)

Hiking poles (if you like to use them) 

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

GPS Coordinates for your turn to get to the trailhead:

33.945536,   -84.596996

This is an approximate address:  1861 Dallas Hwy, Marietta, GA 30064

From Marietta: 

 Take Whitlock Ave. west past Burnt Hickory.  Stay on this road all the way.  The name of the road (120) changes to Dallas Hwy.   Pass New Haven Drive & Carriage Oaks.  You'll soon see a sign that you're entering the Kennesaw Memorial Park (on right).  Pass Dallas Circle (on left) and be ready to turn Left at Cheatham Hill Drive.  The parking lot is about 1/4 mile down this road.

From Barret Parkway:

Turn east onto Dallas Highway (120).  You will cross Noses Creek, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church (on left), and John Ward Road (on right).  You will cross Hardage Road (left) which is also Old John Ward Road (right).  Be ready to turn right onto Cheatham Hill Drive.  The parking lot is about 1/4 mile down the road.



No parking fees

No restrooms available  (but plenty of trees!)

Dogs must be kept on leash in you bring one.  Maximum of 3 dogs, please.

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