Hike #4 Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield
This is a national park and I think right now, under Biden new rules you are to wear a mask ad it is a National Park. We went here a few weeks ago, before it was in place. See the executive order here.
Bathrooms: At the bottom before you walk up there are porta potties, I think the visitor center has some to, but we did not go in.
Water Fountain: I did not see one
Pet Friendly: Yes on leash and they have "Bag to Bin" around.
Parking: $5 per car Yes, there is a lot down the road to before you get here if the main lot is full, Old 41 Overflow Lot- Cheatham Hill Dr- Cheatham Hill Rd Picnic Area
There are signs about locking your car and taking valuables with you.
Trail/Distance: They have trails or we saw many walk up the road up the mountain. It was I think 1.5 miles if you walk the road and .8 miles on one of the trails.
Weather: It is colder at the top
Interesting things here: Read here about the history of it
Kid Friendly: If they can hike up a hill
Hours: :Visitor Center 900 AM - 5:00 PM
Park Hours (Daylight use only)
6:30 AM- 6:30 PM – Standard Time 6:30 AM- 8:30 PM- Daylight Saving Time (March-November)
Visitor Center Parking
6:30 AM-5:30 PM- Standard Time 6:30 AM-7:30 PM - Daylight Saving Time (March-November)
Old 41 Overflow Lot- Cheatham Hill Dr- Cheatham Hill Rd Picnic Area
6:30 AM- 6:30 PM – Standard Time
6:30 AM- 8:30 PM- Daylight Saving Time (March-November)
Restaurants Near by: We did see this place, but did not stop. It looked good. https://www.basecampatkennesaw.com/
I have lived in Atlanta 26 years and had never been here. I was to chaperone my sons class on a field trip here this year, but it got cancelled due to covid, so I thought I would take him.
There is 2,965 acres of her where a battle from the Civil war occurred in 1864. It is neat to the history as you walk. My all trails app says there are 24 trails here.
When we first entered there was little parking left, So we chose to drive to the top to check it out. There are a ton of people walking, pushing strollers so be careful when you drive up. This is not an easy hike up on the road.
When you get to the top, which I think was 1.5 miles driving up, there is a parking lot for roughly 20 cars.
There is a great view of the city in the distance and you can go up about 20 steps to another area and see more history. There is a bench right up the steps too.
You will see where the trail leads to up here and it says .8 miles to the visitor center if you go that way.
They have a youtube channel with some virtual tours.
Make sure your child gets a Junior Ranger Badge book in the visitor center.
Check back each Wednesday when I post about another new place to hike from our 52 Hike Challenge. To learn about other places we have already hiked check out https://www.miltonmomsfamilyfunaroundtheatl.com/blog/categories/family-hikes