Looking for a great trail in Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Georgia? AllTrails has 20 great hiking trails, trail running trails, dogs leash trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 12 moderate trails in Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park ranging from 1.7 to 11.1 miles and from 1,036 to 1,807 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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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.

horseback riding
rocky
12 hours ago

Nice trails, well marked with points of interest. There was more gravel than I expected, and my barefoot horse was feeling it on the way back. Shoes or boots highly reccomended. There are several creek crossings with opportunities to drink, bridges if you do not want to go through the water. Runners, hikers and dogs on leashes share the trail. Everyone was very kind, but not everyone knows to speak when they see horses, so lead by example. Trailer parking is a U shape pull through, 10-12 spots only. No water at trailer parking.

hiking
17 hours ago

The Hardage Mill portion is amazing! Some elevation changes, but nothing terrible. Almost completely shaded, and absolutely beautiful. I didn't care for the Noses Creek portion as much, because most of that was on a gravelly access road, and wasn't as comfortable to walk (despite being mostly flat). The creek makes a fun place to take a break. There probably should be better signage around the creek, as I did get a little confused about where I was supposed to go to follow the trail. But I figured it out in the end. There was also a lot of horse dung on the trail, but I suppose that's one of the least offensive poos to encounter. I still think this trail deserves 5 stars, and I'll definitely be back to enjoy it in different seasons!

This part of Kennesaw Mountain is hands down one of my favorite hikes! I always enjoy it when I go. Obviously around and up the mountain itself is typically pretty crowded but as others have said once you get out around 2 or so miles, it thins out and city sounds go away so you can really enjoy the silent splendor. I typically start at the visitor center, go down Pigeon Hill then back around - not a fan of the eastern side of the loop because it brings you so close to a couple neighborhoods. But other than that - the views are wonderful, and I love the diversity of the trail itself. Always recommend this trail to others looking for a solid hike!

hiking
3 days ago

Arrive before 8am on the weekends or wait for parking. Lots of runners on first half of loop. Less on the return portion of the loop. I would do this one again on a weekday.

Great variety in scenery and terrain. The most challenging part tends to be quite busy, which can make getting through a bit difficult, especially with a dog. I didn’t find bathrooms anywhere but the visitors’ center, so if you’re doing the 11-mile loop (my GPS watch read 15, but I did get turned around a few times), plan accordingly. In my opinion, it can’t compare to the mountains of North GA, but it’s a fantastic option to have near metro Atlanta.

I’m a native. Weekends are always busy, but people are nice about letting you pass or going around you. If the trail directly up from the Visitor Center looks too steep, there’s an easier trail that gets to the same point. Just go straight instead of right (up the hill). Trails are well marked.

This is a nice hike that is just over five miles. It is relatively flat with just a few inclines. You will normally see a lot of deer on this hike.

hiking
7 days ago

hot day. 91 degrees 1st time keep

hiking
8 days ago

It was a pleasant hike for the sections that didn’t run next to the main road or through a private house’s backyard. It’s easy to get a bit turned around if you are following the loop, as most of the signs just say the east or west trail. Be sure to watch your step, there is quite a bit of horse droppings on the trail. Positive note is I did see some wildlife along the way.

hiking
8 days ago

Awesome trail will definitely do this one again.

hiking
8 days ago

Love this trail best one yet .

Very cool hike. We did it backwards and thought that ended up being a great decision. The first half was very flat and the second half was much more uphill. Really fun and would recommend!

hiking
11 days ago

Liked the trial was a good one would definitely do it again. Liked the old cannons and was able to spot a few deers.

hiking
11 days ago

Very nice hike , I liked looking at the old cannon. I even enjoyed looking at the passing deers.

hiking
15 days ago

This is a nice hike. It is mostly shaded. The north and south sections of the Hardage Mill trail are more challenging but nothing too treacherous.

Lots of open areas so bring a hat or sunglasses. Lovely Civil War monuments and markers along the way.

hiking
21 days ago

So, its time for me to pay the devil his due. I have lived in the Marietta/Kennesaw area for the last 30 plus years and I have never hiked this mountain. My perception was of a highly trafficked "pedestrian" trail. When driving by you see many many people walking around the mountain. When my trail partner suggested that it was challenging and fun, I scoffed at the notion. I will now admit, publicly, honey, I was wrong. We started at the visitor center and hiked up the mountain. Strenuous but not challenging. The trail here is more of a four lane highway with a lot of traffic.Once we crested we started down the backside toward Little Kennesaw ,up and over then down to the Burnt Hickory parking lot. Turned and caught another spur then back up Little Kennesaw down and back up Kennesaw and then down to the visitor center. Hot, sweaty, and very thirsty (I neglected to bring water) I finished. Fitbit clocked me at 7 plus miles and 175 floors. Not the easy hike I expected but a respectful workout for the day. The real plus was that once we left the four lane highway that is the front side of Kennesaw there was a total lack of people. After mile one we saw only three other hikers. There were some beautiful vistas and a lack of crowds. Y'all really should do this entire hike. It's a great workout and a lot more than meets the eye.

hiking
23 days ago

This was a good trail with high elevation. Pay close attention to the app when you get to trail crossings. The trail is not always marked. The downed tree that was mentioned in a previous commitment has been cut.

very hot today, took 5+ hrs. nice trails ! Old John Ward trail very exposed (no cover) recommend starting here early to avoid heat !

Nice bridge over a shallow, slow-moving creek. Historic civil war markets along the way.

hiking
24 days ago

Very nice and diverse trail for being so short. Transitions from rocky to woodsy.

hiking
rocky
27 days ago

I really liked this trail! It was a quick 3.6 miles with a few hilly spots but for the most part the terrain was relatively simple to traverse through. My only issue was at about the 1.5 mile mark when you get to Hardage Mill/Noses Creek Trail junction. The map shows a tiny loop, and it took me a minute to figure out what to do to continue on the trail. When you get to Noses Creek, you want to go to your left (follow the yellow/green arrows) and keep going until you reach the bridge. When you see the bridge, you have to turn to the left and go up the small incline. After that, immediately make a right to cross the bridge. Take the first right (there will be yellow/green arrows here) to continue onto the Hardage Mill Trail. From there it is about another mile or so to Dallas Hwy. Once you get to Dallas Hwy, you turn immediately to your left and walk back up about 1.5 miles to the start of the trail. This is the start/end of Noses Creek Trail. I didn't like the first mile on Noses Creek because its flat and rocky(this is why I am giving this trail a 4/5). Once you get back to the bridge, it turns back into a real trail and you can continue onward to Pigeon Hill/Kennesaw Mountain Visitor's Center or go back to the Burnt Hickory Trail/Pigeon Hill parking lot.

A nice hike up the paved road from the visitor center to the top of the mountain.

First 2 miles is the hardest. Rest is relatively even with some easy gradients.

Great, cool day with low humidity so it made for a wonderful day to take a hike.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

A nice trail that can be completed in about an hour and a half with a slow to moderate pace. nice scenery with historic markings of Union and Confederate during the civil war. Part of the Kennesaw Mountain park system. Decent uphill climbs and downhills. A fun moderate trail that's worth your while.

Everything you could want in a mountain trail. If you do the full 20 miles, there is water along the way.

this was an okay trail. it's great if you want to get a good workout without the elevation. it was really hot, but you're walking mostly in the woods, so you won't be too hot. I saw some deer and lots of birds and squirrels.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a nice walk. There are a couple of gradual uphills, but nothing too major. I gave it a 4/5 only because some of the trail runs really close to the main road and the road noise reminds you that you're still in the city. Once that point is passed, the trail becomes a lot quieter. Kolb's Farm Loop is also not as crowded as the other trails Kennesaw Mountain offers. I will definitely do this hike again when I don't want to do the walk up the mountain.

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