DATE CHANGE - Kennesaw Mountain - Red Loop - Fri, Mar 24 2023

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DATE CHANGE - Kennesaw Mountain - Red Loop

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Mar 24 2023  10:00 am >> Fri, Mar 24 2023 12:30 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Mar 20 2023 4:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Mar 23 2023 8:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:5.8 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Laurie M
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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: 12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We will start by going over Big Kennesaw and Little Kennesaw and then continuing to Pigeon Hill. When the trail splits just before Burnt Hickory, we will take the red loop around to the left, following the Brumby Trail back to the visitor's center.

This is not a beginner's hike due to the elevation gains, the somewhat faster pace, and the rocky terrain. We will be averaging about 2.5 mph, so you need to be able to maintain a solid pace with minimal breaks going up Big and Little Kennesaw in order to keep up with the group.  You should have recent strong D2 or D3 experience to participate in this hike.

Please note that Kennesaw requires a $5 Daily Pass or a $40 Annual Pass, which can be purchased in the visitor's center, at an automated machine in the parking lot, or online. America the Beautiful National Parks Passes also can be used at Kennesaw.

Bathrooms and water fountains are available in the visitor's center.

We will start the hike promptly at 10am, so please arrive early to meet everyone before the hike. Also, please allow extra time if you need to purchase a parking pass or use the bathroom.

We will meet by the cannon in front of the visitor's center.

Required Items to Bring:

Plenty of water

Good hiking shoes

Parking pass

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

Hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw, GA 30152

From I-75 North:

Take exit 267B onto SR-5 Spur South toward US-41, Marietta

Turn right onto Church Street Extension NE

Turn left onto Old US-41 Hwy NW

Turn left onto Stilesboro Rd NW

Turn left into the Visitor's Center parking lot.

Note that if the visitor center lot is full, you can park in the overflow parking lot, which is about a 1/4 mile farther north on Old US-41.

We will meet by the cannon in front of the visitor's center.


Please allow extra time in case the main parking lot is full. In that case, you have to park in the overflow parking lot and walk back to the visitor's center.

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