KMNBP Trails Work Day - New Salem Church Trail Reroute Part 1 - Sat, Jan 28 2023

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KMNBP Trails Work Day - New Salem Church Trail Reroute Part 1

The Basics:
Event Type:Volunteer
Event Location: Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield - Pigeon Hill Parking Lot   Volunteer: KMNBP Trails Work Day - New Salem Church Trail Reroute Part 1  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 28 2023  8:00 am >> Sat, Jan 28 2023 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 9 2023 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jan 28 2023 6:00 am
Event Duration:4 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Mike C
Tim W
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:6
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: No


There are 20+ miles of trails that had just under 2,600,00 visitors in 2021. If you have not taken part in this event before you will be able to look back at what we have accomplished knowing you have contributed the trails at KMNBP better for those hiking them. Due to weather five of twelve maintenance were cancelled in 2022. Due to these cancellations’ maintenance is behind and the trails are in bad shape.

After a year of planning the reroute of the New Salem Church Trail has started. This is being done as a joint project between Cobb County and The National Park to improve the safety of those crossing Burnt Hickory Road. The promo picture shows that the county has already installed the new crossing lights and the north side of the new trail.

We will be working on the part of the New Salem Trail Reroute north of Burnt Hickory Road. The first part of this project is to clear all the leaves, other debris, and rocks between the flagged trees for a distance of over 150 feet. 

For those that have taken part in previous workdays, there will be a few rule changes as to what we can and can not do for this event. Specfically all rocks between the flaged trees are to be removed regardless of age or depth.

If weather causes this event to be cancelled, it will be rescheduled for 1/28.

Area that needs cleared for the trail reroute.



You will be working with and following the instructions of a Kennesaw Mountian Trail Club Crew Leader(s) to which you will be assigned. We will work in a group if possible. We will learn the procedures of how to make our trails better for today & for the future.

We will meet at the Pigeon Hill Parking Lot, parking in the field at the end of the parking lot. A volunteer will provide a parking pass that will allow you to park there. Introductions will be conducted by members of the Kennesaw Mountain Trail Club and a review of safe working procedures will be done. Teams will be assigned and we will proceed to our assigned work sites after a group safety breif has been conducted. 


Required Items to Bring:

Work cloths and comfortable closed toe shoes


Work Gloves, I recommend that you bring your own. We can provide some, I'm not sure you want to wear these. 


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

Bring Water and snacks.


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

520 Burnt Hickory Rd NW, Marietta, GA 30064

Pigeon Hill Parking Lot (Old Mountain Rd. and Burnt Hickory Road)

NOTE: Parking instructions will be sent out as part of the Pre-Hike email. 

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.


PARKING PASSES:  Parking passes will be issued to volunteers at the time they arrive. Someone will direct you as to where to park. The present plan has volunteers parking in the field next to the parking lot. This may change depending on the weather occuring in the days before the event.

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

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