Kennesaw Around the Mountain Hike (last minute)
|Event Location:||Burnt Hickory Road Parking Lot KMNBP|
|Date(s) & Time:||Wed, Sep 30 2020 10:00 am >> Wed, Sep 30 2020 1:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Sep 28 2020 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Wed, Sep 30 2020 8:00 am|
|Event Duration:||3 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Holt Ward|
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|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|
Let’s hike at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, doing a 7.5 mile, circle around the base of Kennesaw and Little Kennesaw mountains. Our hike Will NOT be going over the mountain. We will use a combination of official and unofficial trails to complete our trek in about 3 hours. The terrain is not difficult and we will be moving at a 2.5 to 3 MPH pace.
We will meet at the Burnt Hickory Road / Pigeon Hill parking lot near the kiosk at the top of the lot. Please arrive a few minutes early to allow us to depart at 10:00 am sharp. Note there are no bathrooms at this parking lot so plan accordingly.
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.
We will start our hike by heading up Pigeon Hill which will get our hearts going. Using the Pigeon Hill Cutoff and Brumby Trail, we will begin making our way to the Kennesaw Mountain Visitor Center. After a quick water/bathroom break, we will start out the 24 Gun Battery trail, the newest trail in the park. After crossing Gilbert road, we will be using several “unofficial” (but well beaten in) trails for the remaining 3 miles of our trek, arriving back at the Burnt Hickory parking lot and completing our circle around the Mountain.
|How to Get There:|
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park - Burnt Hickory Road 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 Parking lot is located on the left at the intersection of Burnt Hickory and Old Mountain Road.
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