2022-07-16: Kennesaw Mountain - Sat, Jul 16 2022

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2022-07-16: Kennesaw Mountain

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kennesaw Mountain Visitor Center   Hike: 2022-07-16: Kennesaw Mountain  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 16 2022  6:30 am >> Sat, Jul 16 2022 10:00 am
Registration Opens: Mon, Jul 11 2022 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jul 16 2022 6:30 am
Event Duration:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:8 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Ron Ramspeck
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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:3
Number Registered So Far: 7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Let's beat the heat and get an early start to the day with an invigorating sunrise hike up Kennesaw Mountain! We will start at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Visitor Center for a hike up and down Kennesaw Mountain, Little Kennesaw, Pidgeon hill stopping at Burnt Hickory Rd.  Then we will backtrack to the visitor’s center followed by a return trip up to the top of Kennesaw Mountain before heading back down to the visitor’s center to complete the hike.

The expected pace of the hike is 2.5 mph.  Due to the trail’s frequent climbs and decents as well as the technical nature we will hike to the top of Kennesaw Mountain as a group but then those that know the path and are comfortable hiking solo can hike faster or slower pace.

Please arrive 15 minutes early for introductions.  This is a difficult D4 hike.  The total length of the hike is 8 miles with a total elevation gain of 2300 ft.  Previous D4 AOC experience is required.  If your hiking experience is not from the AOC, please indicate it in the note section upon registering.  Failure to do so will result in being moved to the waiting list until suitability is provided.

Entrance Fee

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park has an entrance fee, applicable at all parking lots.  Entrance fees are: $5 daily, $40 annual.

This Site Pass may be purchased at the Visitor Center (during business hours) or online https://www.recreation.gov/sitepass/2788.  This is an entrance fee, not a parking fee. Parking is not guaranteed. Entrance fee is per car, not per person. 

America the Beautiful National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Pass

This pass is the most economical method if you also use the numerous Chattahoochee National Recreational Areas (CNRAs) in metro Atlanta as well or plan on visiting the National Parks.

The pass can be purchased online at the link below.

America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Passes | USGS Store


Required Items to Bring:

Water or hydrating beverage – 1.5 liter minimum

Boots/trail shoes

Positive Attitude

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles

Sun hat


Bug spray

Sense of humor

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Enter the following address into your GPS:

900 Kennwsaw Mountain Drive

Kennesaw, GA 30152


 Click on the link below to view the map of the hike:

Maps | AllTrails

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