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Kennesaw Mountain Up & Down 2x +24 Gun Trail




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kennesaw Mountain Overflow Parking Lot   Hike: Kennesaw Mountain Up & Down 2x +24 Gun Trail  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Apr 14 2021  8:00 am >> Wed, Apr 14 2021 1:30 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Apr 9 2021 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Apr 14 2021 6:00 am
Event Duration:5 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:15 Miles
Pace:Moderate
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: 1 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

 

 

 

We will meet outside the Visitor Center at 7:50 am. After introductions take the Camp Brumby Trail until it comes to the Little Kennesaw Trail and turn right. We head up than down Pigeon Hill, Little Kennesaw, and Kennesaw Mountain and return to the Visitor Center for a quick break. We will than follow the 24 Gun Trail until it ends at Gilbert Road and return by the Environmental Loop Trail. Another quick break at the Visitor Center; we will than go up and down Kennesaw, Little Kennesaw, and Pigeon Hill, turning left on the Camp Brumby Trail and return to the Visitor Center. This is on the map of Kennesaw Mountain the red Trail twice plus 24 Gun Trail with the addition of the Environmental Loop Trail.

 

 


Required Items to Bring:

Wear comfortable Clothing Layers and rugged Hiking Boots or Shoes appropriate for the weather. 

Water and any snacks you will need for the 15mile 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).


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


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

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