Another hill that I climbed with my dad when I was a kid. His soccer coach used to have the team train on it. The meadow battlefields around the base are open and beautiful. Best place I know of to have an uphill hike and a lunch picnic within 45 minutes of downtown.
Route Climbed: Main Trail Date Climbed: October of 03'
I enjoyed a nice visit to the battlefield and the view from the top gives a great feel of the overall picture of the Atlanta Campaign. It was great to combine a historical trip with a hike so this one is definetely worth the effort of visiting.
Route Climbed: Drove up Date Climbed: Sometime in 1965
Went to the top of this small mountain when I was just a kid. We'd recently moved to Atlanta and were seeing all of the sights in the vicinity. There used to be a lot of rural countryside between Atlanta and Kennesaw Mountain, but driving there now it's just like one enormous cancer of subdivisions, shopping centers, gas stations, parking lots, etc. Now that cancer is headed north toward the Applachians. It's pretty sobering to have witnessed the steady creep of destruction toward the high country.