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They Are Back - Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Trails Work Days

The Basics:
Event Type:Volunteer
Event Location: Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield - Burnt Hickory Parking Lot   Volunteer: They Are Back - Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Trails Work Days  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jun 12 2021  8:00 am >> Sat, Jun 12 2021 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Jun 7 2021 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jun 12 2021 6:00 am
Event Duration:4 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: 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:6
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Yes, after over a year with no or only a limited number of volunteers allow KMNBP (Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park), KMNBP is opening to a larger group starting with the June workday.

Make your plans now! We may have been limited to what we could do during the last year, no one told erosion it had to stop because there was a virus and we are finding more trails created by those that think they can go wherever they want. That along with the greater number of people going outside once the park did open has resulted a lot of opportunities for trail maintenance.

There are 20+ miles of trails that had 2,356,401 visitors in 2020 even with the park closed for about 8 weeks due to the pandemic. If you have not taken part in this event before you will be able to look back at what we have accomplished knowing you have contributed the trails at KMNBP better for those hiking them.


We will be working on the Environmental Loop performing needed maintenance to minimize water flow on the trail. This is basically adding or repairing berms and removing debris from the drainage areas.



We will stay together working as a group & follow the instructions of our Crew Leader(s) of which you will be assigned to my group. We will learn the procedures of how to make our trails better for today & for the future. 

We have been allotted 6 positions based on the number of volunteers we have had in the past. However, June has traditionally had a low turnout due to College and High Schools having ended for the year. If we have more than 6 sign up, I have the authority to increase this to all that sign up. There will be no waiting list for this event.

Required Items to Bring:

Work cloths and comfortable closed toe shoes


Work Gloves, bring your own in the past they have been provided. Due to Covid we may not be able to issue them at this time.


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

Water and snacks


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: Parking passes will be issued to volunteers at the time they arrive.

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

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