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Kennesaw Mountain - 12 miles (one pass over the KMís)




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Burnt Hickory Road Parking Lot - NOT Visitors Center   Hike: Kennesaw Mountain  - 12 miles (one pass over the KMís)  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Nov 23 2021  8:30 am >> Tue, Nov 23 2021 1:30 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Nov 17 2021 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Nov 22 2021 8:00 pm
Event Duration:5 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:12 Miles
Pace:Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Ann
Ralph Howard
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
Ready for a challenging D4?  Elevation gain is 2300'.  A pre-turkey burner :)
 
We will start at Burnt Hickory and go up to the Brumby Trail (make a right) and continue along to the Visitor Center.  After a fairly short (bio) break we will go up and over Big K and then Little K.  When we get to parking lot at Burnt Hickory we will take a short break for a snack and more water.  Then continue on to the first trail junction on the right and move on to Noses Creek.  We will be crossing Dallas Highway and continuing for another loop and then take the main trail back to the cars.
 
We will hike at an overall pace of around 2.5 (slower climbing the mountains, then faster once we are on the gentle hills).   If you are unfamiliar with hiking this distance - this might not be for you.  
 
We will stop to add water to our containers, if needed (at the visitor center and at Burnt Hickory).
 
If weather does not look great this day, hike will be canceled. 
 
Don't forget your park pass!!!

Required Items to Bring:

Water, snack, park pass!

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How to Get There:
Event Directions:
Burnt Hickory Road - Pigeon Hill Parking Lot
NOTE: Parking lot is small. Allow time to park.
 
Drive from Atlanta on I 75 to Exit 269. At the bottom of the ramp turn left on Barrett Parkway and proceed approximately 4.5 miles. Turn left on Burnt Hickory Rd and proceed approximately 1.4 miles. Parking lot will be on the right.
 
Alternate Directions from Downtown Marietta: Hwy 120 (Dallas Hwy) from downtown Marietta thru traffic light, right on Burnt Hickory, parking lot 1.5 miles down on left.
 

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