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Kennesaw Mountain - 16 miler

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Burnt Hickory Road Parking Lot - NOT Visitors Center   Hike: Kennesaw Mountain - 16 miler  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jun 25 2022  6:30 am >> Sat, Jun 25 2022 1:00 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Jun 17 2022 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jun 24 2022 8:00 pm
Event Duration:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:16 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
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: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

We will start at Burnt Hickory and complete New Salem, make a left and take Brumby Trail and go over Little K and then Big K. After a short stop at the Visitor Center, we'll hike both the 24 Gun and Environmental trails before taking Brumby back around to the bottom of Pigeon Hill, where we will cross over to the first trail junction on the right and move on to Hardage.  We will be crossing Dallas Highway and continuing an in and out to the monument (lunch/break at the monument) then take the main trail back to the cars.
We will hike at an overall pace of around 2.5 to 3.0 (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).
Don't forget your park pass!!!

Required Items to Bring:

Water, lunch/snack, park pass!

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:
Burnt Hickory Road - Pigeon Hill Parking Lot
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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