Explore the most popular forest trails near Kennesaw with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Nice trail with 10 and 12 year olds.

First mile is the hardest and then it gets easier as you go. Bring plenty of water if going in the summer.

Best trail at Kennesaw Mtn!! Lots of gain in altitude over the 1.8 miles from the parking lot on Burnt Hickory to the top of Kennesaw Mtn. My family and I love the trail due to the natural terrain, which means there are parts not well marked so you need to pay attention.

Nice 11 mile hike in the metro ATL area. Mostly shaded. The ascent of Kennesaw Mtn. is an easier approach from the visitors center, as the trail is wider and mostly improved, but also more heavily trafficked. East trail is mostly rolling hills and relatively easy.

Great hike, quite scenic but also quite busy on the trail around the visitor’s center. A little bit of confusion at the top so maybe a few more trail markers but I would definitely recommend.

4 months ago

Good trail to hike with inclines that are challenging though not too long. Many rocks make foot placement awareness a must! Hike on!!!

Great hike! As others say it’s more challenging than some other “moderate” hikes with a decent amount of incline and rocky paths. Most of the challenge is front loaded, assuming you choose to start straight up Pigeon Hill (clockwise on this map). Also worth noting the visitors center with restrooms is about 3.5 miles in. It is on the more crowded side, so if being alone on the trail is your thing, then this one isn’t for you.

great hike, challenging !

Awesome view, saw deer. Strenuous, but short

Beautiful hike! The first mile was the most difficult, to me.

trail running
9 months ago

Some stretches are great but about half of it is too rough of terrain or too steep to run. Very scenic. Much better for hiking.

quick and beautiful hike, nice views, especially on a clear day being able to see Atlanta sky line

Great trail

Fun trail to run on!

Great day for a family hike, went with my kids (11 & 8) and wife it was tough but we truly enjoyed the challenge, the view at the top and the family time. Take enough water and snacks for the hike because it's no walk in the park. Good hiking shoes are a must for climbing rocks and walking over loose gravel on decent.

Hard. Very hard. Not sugar coating it for you. I walked from pigeon Hill to big kennesaw and it was 3.34 miles. It was a lot of straight up hill and rocks.
Bring bug spray and a lot of water. I thought I was in okay shape, but that quickly changed my thinking.

I like to take Pigeon Hill to top of Big Kennesaw, down to visitor center, then back. Great workout.

I love this trail! To make it more difficult I start at Pigeon Hill and walk all the way to the top of Kennesaw mountain then back down the way I came. Instead of going down the mountain towards the visitor center and back around the mountain. I used to do this hike daily after work before I moved further away!

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Good hike with views of Atlanta skyline at summit. Park has free museum and educational video of Battle at Kennesaw Mountain.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Beautiful day for a hike!

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

Favorite hike in Atlanta. Little Kennesaw Mountain is the best stretch of trail. The mile from the Visitors Center to the top of Kennesaw Mountain is the very crowded, especially on the weekends.

Friday, September 16, 2016


Monday, September 12, 2016

We took the Red trail. Trails are well-marked and well cared for. There are some rocky areas to navigate but the trail was wonderful! Take water with you because there are no water sources on the trail.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Loved it! We had the kids and it was a little difficult for them..... But they pushed through! We will be coming back very soon!

Starting at Pigeon Hill and ascending he twin peaks of Kennesaw Mountain, the the sharp descent back to the Visitor's Center and a pleasant walk/hike back on the East Trail makes for a very nice hike.

okay for me this is NOT moderate this was hard. so so worth it but, hard!!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Good local trail for staying in shape or conditioning for bigger hikes in north Georgia. Expect a lot of foot traffic.

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