Kennesaw Mountain: Battleground of the Atlanta Campaign

By Thomson200 (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons By Thomson200 (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is a 2,923 acre National Battlefield preserving a Civil War battleground of the Atlanta Campaign. In 1864 160,000 Union and Confederate soldiers fought at Kennesaw Mountain. A small museum at the Visitor Center shows an 18 minute movie about the Atlanta Campaign and a brief history of the park.

Several hiking trails from less than 1 mile up to an 18 mile loop can be chosen in the park. The peak Big Kennesaw Mountain is approximately 1,808 above sea level. The main trail from the Visitor Center to the summit of Big Kennesaw Mountain is leading uphill ca. 700 feet (1.2 – 1.4 miles). On weekdays, it is possible to drive to the top of the mountain and on weekends a shuttle bus is available. The Visitor Center has as well printed trail maps and the Park Rangers are helpful answering questions about a trail or hike for any skill levels.

Designated picnic areas are available. Parking is free of charge.
Park address 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr. | Kennesaw, GA 30152

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