Kennesaw Mountain Short Loop
ElevationAscent: 954' 291 m
Descent: -935' -285 m
High: 1,791' 546 m
Low: 1,149' 350 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
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“A short loop over both Kennesaw Mountain and Little Kennesaw, and then back along the base of the mountain.”— Mike B
Enjoy scenic views, rock outcroppings, and a variety of flora while descending the backside of Kennesaw Mountain, running through a saddle and then up to the top of Little Kennesaw Mountain, which also displays cannons from the Civil War.
The run down the southern side of Little Kennesaw Trail is both the most scenic and the most technical portion of the trail. Take your time and watch your footing. The rock piles and boulders make this landscape interesting. Remember to pause occasionally to enjoy the views.
As soon as you hit the flat terrain past Little Kennesaw, look for a left turn onto the Camp Brumby Connector, which will then hit Camp Brumby Trail proper.
Once on the Camp Brumby Trail, your tired legs get to enjoy a much flatter stretch of the run, winding through the forest and even past a few large homes. Pass Camp Brumby Loop Trail, a CCC site that housed workers who built trails and signs, planted trees, etc. Continue north and follow signs to the visitor center.
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Land Manager: NPS - Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park