Kennesaw Mountain - Member Hike

Hike Name: Kennesaw Mountain
Country: United States
State: Georgia
Nearby Town: Marietta
Rating: 4 stars
Directions: Take I-75 to exit 269 (Barrett Parkway). At the stoplight turn West onto Barrett Parkway. Travel down Barrett Parkway for approximately 3 miles, turn left at the light, onto Old Hwy 41. Turn right at your next light, Stilesboro Rd. The visitor center will be immediately on your left. Brown and white signs located along the roads will guide you as well. Directions from the visitor center to Cheatham Hill are provided in the visitor center at the information desk.
Total Hike Distance: 5.40 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: Roundtrip, Loop Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Visitor's Center
Trails Used: Kennesaw Mountain Trail
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams, Springs
Management: National Park Service
Contact Information: Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield
900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr.
Kennesaw, GA 30152
770-427-4686 x0
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield is a 2,888 acre National Battlefield that preserves a Civil War battleground of the Atlanta Campaign. The battle was fought here from June 19, 1864 until July 2, 1864. Sherman's army consisted of 100,000 men, 254 guns and 35,000 horses. Johnston's army had 63,000 men and 187 guns. Over 67,000 soldiers were killed, wounded and captured during the Campaign.

This hike to Kennesaw Mountain starts at the visitor's center and makes a clockwise loop through the the northern section of the park. It begins with a gentle walk through hardwoods for just over two miles. At this point, the trail begins a steep climb up and over Little Kennesaw Mountain, descends briefly, then makes the ascent to the summit of Kennesaw Mountain (1808 feet). From here, descend about 1.4 miles back to the visitor's center.




47,200 points


Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
Kennesaw Mountain - March 18, 2007 March 18, 2007 4 stars 3 hours BirdShooter


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