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Slo-Go Kennesaw

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park   Hike: Slo-Go Kennesaw  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Nov 16 2020  9:30 am >> Mon, Nov 16 2020 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Nov 11 2020 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Nov 16 2020 7:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:6 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Richard A. Zalik
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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: Yes


This event is for those that want to hike Kennesaw Mountain at a slower pace.

We will start and end at the visitors center.

We will hike 1.2 miles to the 1808 foot top of Big Kennesaw Mountain which is a climb of approximately 600 feet. From there we will drop down about 500 feet to the gap between Big Kennesaw and Little Kennesaw Mountain, then up and over a small hump, heading towards Little Kennesaw. We then descend to the base of Little Kennesaw.  From there we climb around 300 feet to the top of Little Kennesaw.  Then we'll head down the other side of Little Kennesaw, cross Burnt Hickory Road, and loop back to our starting point along a rather flat side road.

Required Items to Bring:

Plenty of water 
Good hiking shoes

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


How to Get There:
Event Directions:
  • From Atlanta drive North on I 75.
  • Take exit 269 (Barrett Parkway).
  • At the stoplight turn left onto Barrett Parkway.
  • Follow Barrett Parkway for approximately 3 miles, turn left at the light, onto Old Hwy 41.
  • Turn right at your next light, Stilesboro Rd.
  • The visitor center will be immediately on your left (brown and white signs located along the roads will guide you as well).

FYI: The new parking lot - approximately- 270 spaces, is now open and parking on Old Highway 41 is  closed.  Park in this new parking lot if the main parking lot is full.

Meet at the cannon outside the main entrance of the visitor's center. 


1) Allow 5 minutes to walk from the new parking lot to the visitors center in the event that the main parking lot is full.

2) Account for potentially bad traffic.

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:

There is a fee to use any of the parking lots within Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. You can purchase a daily pass for $5 or an annual pass for $40. The annual pass is for Kennesaw Mountain only and not to be confused with the annual National Park pass. Purchase your passes at the Visitor Center or online at Unless you plan to first stop at the Visitor Center, purchasing your pass online is the best option.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.