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Kennesaw Mountain - 6 miles

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kennesaw Mountain National Battleffield Park - Visitor Center   Hike: Kennesaw Mountain - 6 miles   National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Feb 26 2023  12:00 pm >> Sun, Feb 26 2023 2:30 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Feb 16 2023 9:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Feb 26 2023 11:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:6 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Tricia S.
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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: 11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Join us at Kennesaw Mountain, meet outside the visitor center. We will hike or run your preference, to the top of big Kennesaw, then to Little Kennesaw past Pigeon Hill down toward Burnt Hickory road, 3 miles. Then turn back and head back to the Visitors Center on the route you came out on for a total of 6 miles.

Please keep in mind this is a difficult hike with lots of hills. We will get spread out, and there will be NO SWEEPER. Please check in with us along the trail or at the finish. Tricia will be adding more miles and continue hiking till everyone is done.

You must be able to complete the planned hike in 2 and 1/2 hours to receive credit - THERE IS NO SHAME IN TRYING - so don't let this stop you. Your Ask WHY? Alot of TL's use this for vetting out of town more difficult hikes. This is a good event to have on your Resume.

You will need a PARKING PASS, buy online or arrive early and purchase at the visitor center or kiosk.

Required Items to Bring:

Hiking shoes or trail runnning shoes
Great attitude

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

Towel or Bandana
Electrolyte tablets
Hiking poles if you prefer

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

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 then turn left at the redlight and park in the main visitor center lot if you can.  If full head back out to Old 41, take a left and park in the overflow parking lot farther down the road on the left.

Allow 10 minutes to walk from the overflow parking lot to the visitors center in the event that the main parking lot is full.

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Cost Includes:

No cost.

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