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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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Olde Rope Mill Park

Woodstock, GA

Olde Rope Mill Park

Woodstock, GA

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18 Completed 6 Reviews

I took the Avalanche trail and loved it. I'll be back.

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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Went out to the park this morning with my yellow Labrador. We both loved it! Beautiful trails. Listening to the river flowing while you hike is a nice touch too. My dog loved jumping into the river and swimming around some too. Only recommendation is to keep eyes peeled for sure; my lab found a very large snake laying across one of the trails.
Definitely recommend this park for a morning hike.

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10 Completed 10 Reviews

I ran this as part of a 5k Trail Run and it was my first time here. The elevation change on some of the trails can be really brutal while running. It's not that it's that high or low, it's just that it keeps changing so frequently. Up 10ft, down 10 ft, then back up and back down.

For my 5k race they did use some of the MTB trails and changed trails frequently. I'm not sure if they're normally open to runners/hikers but I did really enjoy the scenery they offered. The trail was very challenging and I enjoyed it. I also enjoyed the small wetlands area they had as well. There is also a river/creek running through the area which completes everything.

I can't speak about MTB but as far as for running and hiking, it really is gorgeous as long as half the trails my 5k was on are available for runners/hikers.

One thing is if it's popular the parking can be a bit tedious as the overflow lot is about a quarter mile away from the main parking lot. God help you if the overflow parking lot is full....

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8 Completed 1 Reviews

Fantastic flat riverside run! Cross the pedestrian bridge and head left (facing upstream) to get going. It stays nice & cool in the day due to proximity to the Little River and abundant shade. Mixed terrain (hard pack, roots, rocks, mud, sand, and some small stream crossings [none more than 1 or 2 inches deep]) as well as some pretty neat geological/historical features make this an interesting daily run/walk trail for locals.

***For extra distance, follow the trail back behind the park and out onto a utility/water/sewage that continues to follow the river on up until you come to the bridge that carries HWY 5 over Little River just past JJ Biello ball park then turn back.

***none of the side trails go anywhere cool, just more or less routes to the nearby neighborhoods.***

***It's not as nice as the single track from the initial part of the trail as you'll notice tire tracks which indicate a shared use with ORV's and the occasional shattered remnants of clay skeet discs along with several discharged shotgun shells. You can also hear the heavy equipment operating just over the river at the adjoining property which is where Waste Management has a fleet of garbage trucks.

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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trail, there is a short cross over some rocks which makes it interesting , after all a lots of up and downs and great distance .

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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Where are the trailhead markers?

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5 Completed 2 Reviews

Completed the Avalanche Trail today. Very beautiful area. Lots of up and downs and turns. Fun trail to ride on.

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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Great park. We rode our bikes on the short paved part and then tried out the Explorer trail. It was getting dark so we ran out of time but what we rode was lots of fun! Coming back on the Explorer Trail was almost all down hill which makes it exhilarating just be careful about running over hikers, dogs or kids! Wear your helmet as there's lots of gravel. We did see a water moccasin in the river. Right down from where people were playing in the water. Yikes!
The best way to find this park in take Exit 9 off of 575. Go towards the outlet stores. At the first light turn left onto Olde Rope Mill Road. Follow it until the end. If you saw the dump trucks, you were on the north side (exit 11) - you cannot get to the park that way - I made the same mistake thanks to the bad address of the park and my Nuvi. Trust me though, 575-Exit 9 - First light, first left. EZ!
For a trail map, check out the photos above or the SORBA Woodstock website.

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3 Completed 2 Reviews

The trails are well kept and quite shady. I cant seem to find a map of the trails though.

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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Does anyone have any pictures of the current trails. I can't find any online like some of the other parks.

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