Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Loop

Barrett Parkway, Georgia

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Loop Professional Review and Guide

"Toil and trouble. Those two words come to mind as you hike across Kennesaw Mountain and imagine the Confederates and Union soldiers battling to control the rocky slopes. In June 1864, General William T. Sherman maneuvered his army south of Kennesaw Mountain, hoping to flank the Confederate line and capture the Western and Atlanta Railroad, a critical supply line in Marietta.

Confederate soldiers who were dug in on the mountain first clashed with Union troops on June 19, and fighting continued on this 2888-acre battlefield until July 2. There are more than 17 miles of trails on the battlefield, and this hike includes a good sampling of what’s available. This hike crosses Kennesaw Mountain and Little Kennesaw Mountain, which offer dramatic views, interpretive signs concerning the battle, and remnants of battlefield earthworks. You’ll descend to fields to get the perspective of the attacking Union soldiers, and wind through a hardwood forest with trails built for hiking, walking, or running."

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Trail Information

Barrett Parkway
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
7.2
Distance
1,385 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
4–5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
National Park Service, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Local Contacts
A trail map is available at the visitor center and online at tinyurl.com /pfnpp9x. The Kennesaw Mountain Trail Club provides maps online at tinyurl.com/ouoa9dc
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Jun 2018