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Kennesaw Mountain to Burnt Hickory and Back - Together!

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Date(s) & Time:Mon, May 22 2023  8:15 am >> Mon, May 22 2023 11:00 am
Registration Opens: Wed, May 17 2023 12:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, May 21 2023 8:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours 45 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:6.2 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: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We will go up and over Big Kennesaw and Little Kennesaw, then continue down to Burnt Hickory Rd. Then we will turn around and retrace our steps back to the Visitor's Center, going over Little Kennesaw and Big Kennesaw again for a total of about 6.2 miles and over 1,600 feet of elevation gain.

Please note that we will be staying together as a group for the entire hike because it's more fun that way. :) This is not a self-paced hike.

This is a challenging 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 in order to keep up with the group. You should have recent D4 or strong 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 8:15am, 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 just west of Stilesboro Rd. The address of that lot is 1200 Old US 41 Hwy NW, Kennesaw, GA 30152.

We will meet by the cannon in front of the Visitor's Center.


Please allow extra time in case you have to park in the overflow parking lot and walk back to the Visitor's Center. See the Directions for more information about that lot.

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

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