Trip-specific: Drive to Trailhead & Trail Guide

Drive Guide - Kennesaw Mountain

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Google Maps URL from Ashford Dunwoody Rd and I-285 at 33.91998, -84.33898: http://goo.gl/maps/NgQXy
  • SOTA Extra Info Page: http://sotawatch.org/summits.php?summit=w4g/ce-001
  • Seasonal/Limited Access:
    • All weather, all season. All paved roads.
    • 7:30AM-8PM during DST, 7:30AM-6PM during Standard Time
  • Directions:
    • I-285 to I-75N.
    • Take exit 269 (Barrett Parkway).
    • Left onto Barrett Parkway at traffic light and go ~ 3 miles.
    • Left onto Old Hwy 41 at traffic light.
    • Right at next light onto Stilesboro Rd.
    • Visitor center immediately on your left
  • Food
    • Waffle House at 170 Barret Pky
      • 0.7 miles to right of exit 269
      • On left. Access via U-turn at Barrett Creek Blvd/Chastain Meadows Pky
    • Last McDonalds: 305 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy NW. 0.2 miles west of Waffle House
    • Dinner
  • On the way home (scouting/errands):
    • nothing planned

Trail Guide

  • Duration: 1.2 miles. 1:00 with kids.
  • Navigation
    • The trail from the visitor center is well marked. You could take the shuttle (on the weekend) or drive to the upper lot, but then you’d miss out on a nice hike.
  • Trailhead altitude: 1130’ near visitor center
  • Summit altitude: 1808’
  • GPS tracks/waypoints:
    • Parking Lot: 33.98358, -84.57883
    • Summit 33.9763, -84.5794

Summit Guide

  • Hang antenna from tree: Yes, in the activation zone; no at the apex.
  • Space to guy mast: Yes, in the activation zone; no at the apex.
  • Cell coverage: Yes.
  • Unique features:
    • Canon on top.

Plan-B Candidates

  • Pine Mountain
  • Stone Mountain