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.