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Kennesaw Mountain - 17 Miler

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Burnt Hickory Road Parking Lot - NOT Visitors Center   Hike: Kennesaw Mountain - 17 Miler  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Mar 8 2023  9:00 am >> Wed, Mar 8 2023 3:15 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Mar 3 2023 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Mar 7 2023 6:00 pm
Event Duration:6 Hours 15 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:17 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Leigh B
Tim W
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Join us on this fast paced, double mountain pass, journey through the park. We will begin our adventure at the Burnt Hickory Parking lot. Get there early to ensure a spot. Make sure you have a parking pass.

We will head over the mountain first while it is the least busy. We will take a quick stop for a bio break at the visitor center, then head back over both mountains and arrive back at the cars. You can re-stock or drop off anything you need at this point or have a snack while others are doing this.

With the majority of our climbing done for the day after we scale the two mountains twice, we will hit the afterburners and begin the fast (3.0+ mph) portion of the hike. We will make our way to the Hardage Mill Trail to the Cease Fire Trail, followed by the Kolb Farm Loop and back to the cars. 

Please bring lunch or snacks as we will not be stopping at Kroger or Subway but rather eating lunch on the trail most likely at the Illinois monument.


KM now requires a fee for parking. See the link below to obtain a pass prior to the hike. You must do this as there is no way to get one at the parking lot.

Required Items to Bring:

Snacks or Lunch
Hiking or Trail Shoes

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

Hiking poles
Sunscreen and sunhat
Rain Gear

How to Get There:
Event Directions:
Burnt Hickory Road - Pigeon Hill Parking Lot
NOTE: Parking lot is small. Allow time to park.


*Itinerary is subject to change anytime at the discretion of the trip leader(s).

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

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