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Monday Morning - - Cheatham Hill Section of Kennesaw Battlefield - - to Kolb Farm
|Event Location:||Cheatham Hill Trail Head|
|Date(s) & Time:||Mon, Dec 14 2020 10:00 am >> Mon, Dec 14 2020 12:15 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Dec 10 2020 3:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Mon, Dec 14 2020 10:00 am|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours 15 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Joyce T.|
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|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 10:00 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.
The promo picture above shows the sign at the entrance to the road off Whitlock Avenue.
There's rain in next week's forecast, so pay attention to your emails. If it's rainy, the hike will be cancelled.
|How to Get There:|
GPS Coordinates for your turn to get to the trailhead:
This is an approximate address: 957 Cheatham Hill Dr · Marietta, GA
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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Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.