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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.

Beautiful hike, beautiful mountain, incredible civil war history. I only gave it 3 stars because there were too many loudmouths on their cell phones.

hiking
1 month ago

Highly travelled, which has its pros and cons.
I would classify this as very easy to easy. Mostly flat with beautiful wildlife and scenery.

walking
1 month ago

This is an excellent loop for a nice walk with the dog. I take my dog here often, generally parking at Cheatham Hill and making the loop from there. Nice 5 mile walk. We often extend it to seven by connecting to the Cheatham Hill trail at the Illinois Monument.

The East section that runs along the creek is my favorite. Very scenic and not too crowded in the morning. Much of the walk we see no one. Saw at least a dozen deer this morning.

trail running
1 month ago

Did the "red" Kennesaw Mtn Trail (~5.6 mi loop). The highly technical parts are challenging and fun. Great elev change on the mountain portion, obviously. The backside portion (final 2.5 or so) was super easy and kinda boring. I recommend running this loop once, taking your time to stop at the historical markers, cannon emplacements, and the awesome overlooks. Then, run it again w/whatever intensity you want or need. Practice your footing techniques, particularly on the downhills.

Awesome trails

My whole family enjoys this trail from age 6 thru 60.

hiking
1 month ago

Flat and boring.. great if you want a few minuets of exercise or have children with you.

Beautiful day for a hike!

Very familiar with this trail. Moderate hiking, and very pretty views. It's popular so you can see a lot of foot traffic. There are a lot of nice nooks here and there that are nice to stop at and take in the environment.

Took this trail many times while living in the area. Easy to moderate hiking. Very nice.

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.

hiking
2 months ago