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Kennesaw National Battlefield Park Professional Review and Guide
"This park, a unit of the National Park Service, has the third-highest number of visitors to any historic site in the United States. In 1998, 1.2 million visitors from all fifty states and many foreign countries toured the park. Try to take some time to walk around the park grounds, where so many men fought and died during the battles that took place there. Perhaps one of your ancestors fought at Kennesaw Mountain. Special attractions: The park protects and preserves portions of Kennesaw Mountain and commemorates the entire 1864 Civil War campaign. It has 11 miles of Civil War earthworks, 16 miles of walking trails, and two open-air picnic areas."
--Sara Hines Martin, Walking Atlanta (Falcon Guides).
Very fun. Lots to explore other than the main summit path.
I live within walking distance of this trail. I hike it often.
This is a very populated area and it starts at the visitors center for Kennesaw National Battlefield Park. The hike is up the mountain all the way to the top. The trail is maintained but it can be rough in places. You will find information along the trail telling about the different battles that have taken place. Mostly people hike up the mountain then back down, but the trail continues down the other side of the mountain onto other trails. At the top of the mountain is an excellent view of the Atlanta skyline. One could also drive to the top of the mountain, instead of hiking; there is parking at the top. There are many fields at the bottom of the mountain that are suitable for picnicking or leisure time in the grassy area.
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