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Kennesaw Mountain Morning Motivational Hike @ 9:30 AM

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Mar 21 2022  9:30 am >> Mon, Mar 21 2022 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Mar 15 2022 7:30 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Mar 21 2022 8:30 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:6 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Beth Ash
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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: 7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Let’s get our hike on today!  I don't know about you, but I need a planned event so that I will get up and get moving! So...get a motivating start to your day with me at Kennesaw Mountain National Park. 

We’ll start at the Visitor’s Center and hike approximately 6 miles out and back over Kennesaw Mountain, Little Kennesaw Mountain, and Pigeon Hill.  That’s six climbs for a total elevation gain of a little over 1600 feet. 

The terrain navigation is mixed with some dirt trails, paved paths, rocky forest, and wide, grooved granite outcrops.  The views near the summit extend to the distant skyline of Atlanta and possibly Stone Mountain. 

While this hike is scenic, it is not leisurely or for beginners.  Strong experience with D3 hikes and above is highly recommended.  We will probably spread out based on your level of experience, but you should be prepared to hike at a moderate to fast pace in order to complete this hike in 2-2.5 hours. 

We will start promptly at 9:30 am so plan to arrive a little early to check in and meet the group.

You can either park at the new visitor parking lot on old US Hwy 41 or in the main visitor's center parking lot. Allow a few minutes to walk from old US 41 parking lot to the visitor's center if you park there.

Entrance Fees:

Kennesaw Mountain Entrance Fee - Per Vehicle Daily Fee - $5.00

This fee can be paid for online at, at the automated fee machine located at the Old Hwy 41 parking area, or at the Visitor Center between 9 am and 5 pm daily. Purchases can be made with card only, no cash accepted. 

Kennesaw Mountain Entrance Fee - Per Vehicle Annual Fee - $40.00

This fee can be paid for online at, at the automated fee machine located at the Old Hwy 41 parking area, or at the Visitor Center between 9 am and 5 pm daily. Purchases can be made with card only, no cash accepted.

Interagency America the Beautiful Passes are also accepted. For information on these passes, click here.


COVID-19 Mask Requirement 

Consistent with CDC guidance regarding areas of substantial or high transmission, visitors to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask inside all park buildings.

Required Items to Bring:

Enough water or Gatorade
Good hiking shoes
Positive mojo

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

Hiking stick(s) since it can be slippery/tricky coming down Little Kennesaw at times.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Here is a link for directions to the park

The address is:

900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr.
Kennesaw, GA 30152


Did You Know?                       

“This is hallowed ground. For two terrible weeks in the summer of 1864, thousands of Americans fought and bled and died here. Honor their sacrifices. Walk reverently in their footsteps. The fierce struggle they waged here not only helped decide the outcome of America’s Civil War. It shaped the fate of a nation, and the destiny of generations yet unborn.”

Today Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield preserves the locations of and commemorates the major events associated with the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. It is the only National Park Service property that commemorates the Atlanta Campaign.

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