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Kennesaw Sunday Morning Hike

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Marietta, GA   Hike: Kennesaw Sunday Morning Hike   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Nov 27 2022  9:30 am >> Sun, Nov 27 2022 12:15 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Nov 25 2022 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Nov 27 2022 8:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 45 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:12
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Join me Sunday morning for an enjoyable hike at Kennesaw Mountain National Park.

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is a 2,923 acre National Battlefield that preserves a Civil War battleground of the Atlanta Campaign.

This hike accommodates the experienced D3 hiker who wants to step it up and gain some hiking experience at the D4 level and the fast hiker who wants to get in his morning work-out.

The group will spread out depending on the experience level and the speed of the individual hiker. So you can walk with the group or by yourself. If you sign up, you should be comfortable to hike at a moderate pace and complete the hike within the time specified. If during the hike you feel you cannot complete the total 6 mile hike, you are welcome to turn around and return to the visitor's center. Just let me know.

We will start at the Visitor's Center and hike across Big and Little Kennesaw Mountains down to Burnt Hickory Road. There, you have a chance for a short rest and to get a drink from the water fountain before starting the return hike to the Visitor's Center.

Please arrive with enough time to account for possibly having to park at the big parking lot or get your parking pass. It takes about 10-12 minutes to walk from the big parking lot to the visitor's center. We will start the hike on time.

Required Items to Bring:


Hiking Shoes

Weather-appropriate Clothing


Parking Pass

Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Directions and Parking:

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 redlight which is Church Street Extension.

5) You should cross railroad tracks soon.

6) Take a left onto Old 41 at the second redlight. 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 on the right-hand side of the road (or in the new parking lot on the left) after passing the redlight for Stilesboro Road.

FYI: The new parking lot - approximately 270 spaces, is now open but parking on Old Highway 41 is not yet closed. Park by Old Highway 41 or in this new parking lot - whichever you feel more comfortable with.

8) Last resort / panic mode / all available parking spaces have been taken: When this happens, here is where to park - Turn around and head back in front of the mountain on Old 41. Take the first left which is White Circle Road. Take the first right which is White Road Court. Park on the side of the road.


There is a $5.00 parking fee

Please make sure that you have ample time to walk from the overflow parking lot to the visitor's center (8 min) in order to be on time for the hike. We will not wait for latecomers, but call me in case you encounter troubles finding a parking spot.

Bathroom facilities are available at the visitor's center which opens the outer doors at 7:30

Link to the trail map

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

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

Hike will be cancelled when weather is bad.