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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:Sun, May 14 2023  8:00 am >> Sun, May 14 2023 2:00 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, May 10 2023 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, May 13 2023 6:00 pm
Event Duration:6 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:17 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:8
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 2 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Join me on a single 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 warm up going around the flat section first. We will take a quick stop for a bio break at the visitor center, then up and over and arrive back at the cars. We may spread out on this pass over the mountain, but will regroup before we start to head out for the second half. 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 we will hit the afterburners and begin the fast (3.2+ mph) portion of the hike. We will make our way to the Hadage 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/snacks on the trail most likely at the Illinois monument.

This is a long, FAST trek. There are bailout points and there is always uber.  BUT You must COMPLETE the full hike for credit.

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.