Kennesaw Mountain Peak Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kennesaw, Georgia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
534 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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18 days ago

Brutal run, ran this many times to prep for hiking in Colorado. it's 2.0 miles round trip top to bottom

22 days ago

Nice little hike with a few good lookout points along the way. Went on a Sunday and it was pretty crowded, but still a nice hike!

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29 days ago

The Kennesaw Mountain peak trail is a short two mile hike located in northwest Atlanta near Marietta, Georgia. The trail is located in the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and is home to a rich history of the Civil War.

While the trail is not particularly difficult, it features only a short section of flat. The incline takes you up around 500 feet or so, from 1,200 at the base of the mountain to around 1,700 at the peak.

Because of its historical significance and its proximity to Atlanta, the trail is heavily used, though the trail conditions are generally very good. Those who maintain the trail have done amazing work to keep it clean and free from natural debris.

Outside of Stone Mountain, there's no better natural spot to get a look at the city of Atlanta off in the horizon. I highly recommend this park to anyone looking for a quick jaunt in the forest.

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2 months ago

Relatively short and easy to moderate hike that offers good views of Atlanta at the top. The trail itself is well marked and clean. It is steep at times and has a few switchbacks, but nothing too crazy. The observation deck at the top is nice, but there are so many trees that views of Buckhead and Atlanta are somewhat obstructed.

Parking can be a challenge on weekends--either circle through the lot and wait for someone to leave or park about half a mile away at the overflow lot.

3 months ago

Fantastic trail for in town. Best time to hike is during the week to avoid the throngs of people on the weekend. Challenging sections exist.

3 months ago

Difficult but not long. Rocky and some steps. You can take the park road back down or the trail.

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3 months ago

Great family trail,a bit steep at times but overall very manageable, our 8 year old loved it ! Our 12 year old not so much but made it to the top! We are coming back!

4 months ago

Great views. Trail groomed but somewhat difficult and made for a good workout. Loved the history including the battlefield cannons!

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4 months ago

Great day hike, challenging climb with great views at the top! Kids loved it!

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4 months ago

I hike this trail every day after work. It’s a great workout and is well traveled.

4 months ago

Nice climb

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11 months ago

It’s 5 stars because of the views from the top. Moderately steep incline, but well worth the hike.

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Saturday, September 09, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed my hike on an early morning to the top of the mountain. Great elevation climb. Lots of people looking for fitness. Cool view at the top. Not the most "in nature" gorgeous hike but the overall experience was a 5 star for me. Would suggest for anyone to arrive early so they can find parking.

Saturday, September 09, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed my hike on an early morning to the top of the mountain. Great elevation climb. Lots of people looking for fitness. Cool view at the top. Not the most "in nature" gorgeous hike but the overall experience was a 5 star for me. Would suggest for anyone to arrive early so they can find parking.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

A great quick hike to get the blood flowing.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

I'm a beginner and I think that this trail was a great one to start out with. It can get steep at times and the rocks give it a little bit of a workout, but there are a lot of benches if you need a rest. I also saw a deer on the trail and the view from the top is cool.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Can be steep but beautiful views and a great walk and workout!

Friday, February 10, 2017

If I had to choose my favorite place in the world, it would be between Kennesaw and Costa Rica. I truly love this place and always look forward to hiking there.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

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

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Wednesday, September 07, 2016

This is an easy hike and very beautiful!

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