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Kennesaw Mountain Nat. Battlefield (Big to Little)

Marietta, GA

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is a multiple route trail located near Marietta, Georgia that offers scenic views. The trail is primarily used for birding, hiking & trail running. On weekends there is a shuttle to drive visitors up a by road to the 2mile mark where civil war cannons sit

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  • Best Trail Running

Recent Reviews

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Homestead Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Love the hills, can't get enough of the hills

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Allatoona Pass Battlefield Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Very limited parking, about 20 spaces so my group was lucky enough to wait only a couple minutes for some spots to clear. The trail surface was packed down dirt and rocks and easily walkable. There were several signs with historical information along the way. The trail was shaded and wide for easy passing. We only saw one path which was directly off the parking lot. We walked straight ahead until the path ended and seemingly turned left to follow a tire-track dirt road so we turned around at that point and walked back to the parking lot. Just before the parking lot there was a monument of stones with more historical information about the area during the Civil War. We climbed the hill behind the parking lot and it's a lovely view of the lake and marina. It was a nice walk on a nice day. I think it was just under 2 miles round trip.

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Homestead Trail
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

This is definitely an easy hike- perfect for newbs. My kids had no issues whatsoever. The path is well-cushioned with pretty scenery.

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Iron hill trail
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16 Completed 3 Reviews

Very quiet on a weekday morning. A very easy trail with nice views of the lake. Most of the picnic tables are broken and not maintained. There wasn't anything in the guides that even promised that they were available, so even the occasional nice table is a bonus place to sit and rest.

There are many side trails that lead right up to the water for a nice beach picnic. This place would be great for a family hike!

As a bonus you might be able to find the ruins of the older campground.

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Pine Mountain Trail
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15 Completed 7 Reviews

this is a really nice place to hike. once you reach the overlook there is roughly 180 degrees of amazing views. i really enjoyed viewing the deep cut at allatoona pass from this distant and higher elevation. as well as views of the lake and kennesaw mountian. there are a few other connecting trails that can add more distance, time and enjoyment to the hike.

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Pine Mountain Trail
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19 Completed 1 Reviews

Easy hike with a rewarding view. Sights include Kennesaw Mountain, Sweat Mountain, Buckhead and Atlanta skyline, and overlook of Lake Alatoona.

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Allatoona Lake
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16 Completed 9 Reviews

Swimming, hiking, Cliff jumping, and climbing a tree on cliff and jumping. Fun times with friends!

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Homestead Loop
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6 Completed 1 Reviews

Nice loop trail, with connections to the other trails at the park. The trail was not too crowded on Sunday at mid-day, but it was still pretty hot out. The top part of the loop is near the lake, so there was a cool breeze off the water for that part. I would return since it is convenient off of 400.

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Pine Mountain Recreation Area West Loop
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

we got to the teailhead at cartersville exit 288. I saw the sign at bottom for "no bikes on west end" but it didn't specify that it meant that tralhead. anyhow we rode the first 100 yards before i realized that wasn't going to work for a bike. i thought threre was a seperate trail for bikes off that trailhead but there wasnt. they need to put up another sign saying that that trailhead is for hiking only. I never could get to the east end for bikes. im assuming I have to drive out of way to locate it, so I didn't try to find it. i think its located off route 20. instead we drove to coopers furnace thinking it was linked to east end, but its not. oh well... maybie next time..

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Vineyard Mountain Trail
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33 Completed 4 Reviews

This trail feels like it take s forever! When u get to the top of a strenuous hill before you turn around near the dam there is no real view. Just a tower and a building. Having said that, a great workout.

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