Kennesaw Mountain National Park

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One of the most challenging and one of the most rewarding. Visit it on a weekday and you will most likely see deer up close. Make sure you bring water.
Trail length: 5 miles
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  • Posted by scontiu on August 31, 2010
      

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    Reviews of Kennesaw Mountain National Park



    Reviewed by billiam70 on October 23, 2016

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    Excellent for family hike
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    Reviewed by RonA on April 4, 2015

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    There are several trails in the area. On the south side of Burnt Hickory Road you can hike approximately 3 miles over rolling hills and accross Hwy 120 to the Illinois Monument. The monument sits near the top of a large hill overlooking a field where Civil War battles were fought. It's a great hike in an area with interesting history.
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    Reviewed by fgblueenohanger on February 12, 2015

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    Historic and interesting trail. I can't explain the feeling of walking the grounds of this historic battlefield. It is an interesting hike and I especially liked the trail to the old cannon batteries and embankments.
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    Reviewed by shaleah on January 4, 2013

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    Great
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    Reviewed by Melissa Peacock on November 20, 2012

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    I hiked to the overlooked with my husband Pedro for the first time. It was a one mile climb that the park ranger said feels like a 2 mile climb because you go 700 feet in one mile. It is steep and when I have done this in the summer it is brutal. I was able to do the hike in 25 minutes to the top. I had another lady training and timing herself and she did it in 17 minutes. It is a great, great workout better then a gym. And the payoff is stunning city views of Atlanta and Stone Mountain.
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    Reviewed by Melissa Peacock on November 27, 2011

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    I have hiked this twice in the month of November 2011. This is double if not more then 5 miles I believe the whole thing is around 11 or 12 miles. It takes a couple of hours to complete. You go through 2 mountains and loop around to the Visitor Center. Initial Climb Straight up. This is a challenging hike.
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    Reviewed by Stephen Ross on August 8, 2011

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    This place is my go to place, the scenery is fantastic. No long mountain views but the natural environment and the rock formations are unique and pretty cool. Most of the hiking trails are large paths through the flat lands, very nice but more a walking trail if ya know what I mean. However, there is a gem of a trail starting at burnt hickory, up the west side of the mountain. This takes you up little Kennesaw mountain, a ton of switchbacks and steep! On top of little Kennesaw mountain, you will encounter cannons, a very nice and cool surprise. Then the trek up the main mountain begins, more of the same switchbacks. Once at the top of the mountain, the views are very nice, you can even see Stone Mountain on clear days. Down the very heavily traveled side to the visitors center and back around to burnt hickory is a nice walk after your climb. Round trip is around 5 miles, about 3 hours if you stop with your wife as often as I do lol. Total trails there are 17.5.
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    Kennesaw Mountain National Park 5.00 out of 5 based on 7 ratings. 7 user reviews.

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