Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is a 2,965 acre National Battlefield that preserves a Civil War battleground of the Atlanta Campaign. Opposing forces maneuvered and fought here from June 19, 1864 until July 2, 1864. Although most famous as a Civil War battlefield, Kennesaw Mountain has a much richer story.
Loved that it had challenging parts, wildlife (I saw a bunch of deer, big birds, lizards, & squirrels), and filled with history. First part of trail up to the peak is very busy, but after that it was peaceful and only saw a handful of people at most.
I grew up hiking this trail before there was a visitor center or parking lot. We literally parked on the side of the road and headed up it! I couldn't wait to take my children up to sit on the cannons (which are still there, but fenced off.....no longer allowed to sit on them!). It is a moderate hike, but the views from up top are worth it. The history there is so important too. It was a major battlefield/site during the civil war. Great family outing and hike!