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Kennesaw Mountain 4th of July

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jul 4 2021  8:00 am >> Sun, Jul 4 2021 10:30 am
Registration Opens: Fri, Jul 2 2021 6:36 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Jul 4 2021 7:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:6 Miles
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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: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Let's celebrate the 4th of July at Kennesaw Mountain and enjoy this invigorating 6 mi. hike.

The hike will start at 8 am sharp by the entrance to the visitor's center.

Please follow CDC guidelines for COVID-19.

We will meet at the visitor's center at 7:50 am. to introduce ourselves and get ready to start ascending the mountain, to cross both Kennesaw and Little Kennesaw Mountains, and traverse Pigeon Hill to end at Burnt Hickory Rd. We will take a short rest to return the way we came for a total of six miles and elevation gain of about 1,700 feet.

- Intended for intermediate to advanced hikers with prior D3/D4 hiking experience. This is not a beginner hike or a sprint race.

Required Items to Bring:

Water to maintain hydrated 
Good hiking shoes or boots

If you don't have a Park Pass, you can buy a Day Pass (scanning QR code from paking lot signs), which can be upgraded for an Annual Pass or America the Beautiful Annual Pass for all national parks at the Visitor's Center after the hike.

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

Hiking poles


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

1) I-75 North to exit 267B Hwy 5 Canton Road Connector

2) If you are not heading west after getting off of the Interstate you are going the wrong way. You should be heading towards US 41 and downtown Marietta after getting off of I-75 onto the Canton Road Connector and see Kennesaw Mountain on your right.

3) You will be tempted to take the first exit off of the Canton Road Connector which is US 41, but do not take it. Proceed over US 41 on a bridge staying on the Canton Road Connector.

4) After crossing US 41 take a right at the first traffic signal which is Church Street Extension.

5) You should cross railroad tracks soon.

6) Take a left onto Old 41 at the second traffic signal. If you get to US 41 again, you have missed the turn onto Old 41 so turn around.

7) Stay on Old US 41 until you pass in front of the mountain and park in the newer parking lot on the left after passing the traffic signal for Stilesboro Road. 


Two dogs will be allowed for this, but must remain on a leash, and under the owner's control at all times for the safety of visitors and the dogs themselves. Pet owners are required to clean after their dogs and dispose of the waste properly to help protect the environment.

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

Cost Includes:

No cost.

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