Kennesaw Mountain Up & Down +24 Gun Trail - Wed, Mar 17 2021

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Kennesaw Mountain Up & Down +24 Gun Trail

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kennesaw Mountain Overflow Parking Lot   Hike: Kennesaw Mountain Up & Down +24 Gun Trail  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Mar 17 2021  8:30 am >> Wed, Mar 17 2021 11:10 am
Registration Opens: Fri, Mar 12 2021 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Mar 17 2021 7:30 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 40 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:6.75 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Mike C
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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: 2 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No




Starting at the visitors center we will follow the trail to the top of the mountain and turn around heading back down the mountain. Once we are at the bottom of the mountain, we will head down the 24-Gun Trail and return the same way. 

Please arrive at 8:20 am so that we may do introductions and start the hike on time.


Required Items to Bring:

Wear comfortable Clothing Layers and rugged Hiking Boots or Shoes appropriate for the weather. I will send out an update on the weather two or three days before the event.

Water and any snacks you will need for the 6.25-mile hike.

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

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

DIRECTIONS from I-75/ I-285 INTERCHANGE in NW ATLANTA to our "Overflow Parking Lot" Gathering Spot:   

1.  From the I-75/ I-285 Interchange take I-75 North about 8 miles and exit toward your right at Exit 267B ("US-41, GA-5 South" which will loop you clockwise onto the GA-5 "Canton Road Connector" toward Marietta).
2. After completing this I-75 exit loop, AVOID the rightward exit onto US-41 and continue straight ahead on the connector for about 1 mile toward the first traffic light at Church Street.

3. Just before you reach this traffic light bear hard Right onto the "Church Street Extension" and go just 0.6 mile to the second traffic light where "Old US-41" tees in from the left.
4. Turn Left onto Old US-41 and go 1.2 mile to the first stop light. Continue straight ahead about another quarter of a mile (beyond the Park Visitor Center) and look for the Overflow Parking Lot on the left.
5. After parking there we'll gather for the hike near the lot entrance.

PARKING PASSES:  Each driver is responsible for paying the $5 per vehicle per day self-service National Park parking fee (or displaying instead from your rear-view mirror a valid National Park Annual Pass - available for sale at the park Visitor Center).


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