Kennesaw residents are encouraged to hit the walking trails and paths located inside the city. Walking is a gentle, low-impact exercise is one of your body’s most natural forms of exercise. It’s safe and simple, doesn’t require practice, and the health benefits are endless.
Kennesaw Trail System
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Contructed between 2007 and 2013, and funded by Recreation Trails Program (RTP) and Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants, the integrated system of greenway trails runs along several creeks, utility easements and publicly owned property just north of downtown Kennesaw. Trail surfaces vary from concrete sidewalks and crushed stone to mulch and bare earth; and are ideal for walking, running and biking. Benches, bridges, benches, dog waste pick-up stations, trash receptacles, and numbered trail markers can be found along the trail.
Winchester Forest Park Trail
The trailhead for the Winchester Forest Park Trail, the northernmost link in the Kennesaw Trail System, is located in a cul-de-sac on Lindley Lane, just north of Winchester Forest Park in the Winchester Forest subdivision (limited parking is available at the park). Northbound users can access the trail from Deerfield Drive in the Deerfield subdivision (limited parking is available at Deerfield Park).
Deerfield Park Trail
The Deerfield Park Trail links the Winchester Forest Park Trail to the Matlock Trail. Southbound users can access the trailhead from Deerfield Drive in the Deerfield subdivision (limited parking is available at Deerfield Park). Northbound users can access the trail from the north-end of the Matlock Trail.
The Matlock Trail links the Deerfield Park Trail to the Whispering Lake Trail. Southbound users can access the trail from the south-end of the Deerfield Park Trail. Northbound users can access the trail near 3050 Matlock Drive (no parking is available).
Whispering Lake Trail
The Whispering Lake Trail links the Matlock Trail to the Kennesaw First Baptist Church (KFBC) Trail. Southbound users can access the trail from Whispering Drive. Northbound users can access the trail from the north-end of the KFBC Trail.
Kennesaw First Baptist Church (KFBC) Trail
The trailhead for the KFBC Trail, the southernmost link in the Kennesaw Trail System, is located in the northeast parking lot of the Kennesaw First Baptist Church, which is located at 2958 North Main Street (limited parking is available at the church).
Ready for some high-tech adventure and scavenger hunting? Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity for individuals, groups and families that involves finding hidden containers known as geocaches by navigating to them using a hand-held Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver. Kennesaw Parks & Recreation has hidden several geocaches along the Kennesaw Trail System. To begin, visit www.geocaching.com to create a profile and locate coordinates for the geocaches. Once you find a geocache, the basic rules are to take something, leave something, and log your achievement in a notebook and/or online. To learn more, visit www.geocaching.com.
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3140 Old 41 Highway
Kennesaw’s largest community park is home to a one-mile long perimeter trail, and the half-mile long Fisher King Iditarod Lead Dog Memorial [inner] Trail. The 12-foot wide perimeter trail is ideal for walking, running and cycling. The 8-foot wide inner trail is ideal for strolling and dog walking. Both trails are paved asphalt.
2753 Watts Drive
At just over a half-mile, the 8-foot wide trail extends from Park Drive at the northern boundary of the park, to points near Watts Drive along the southern boundary of the park. Skating and dogs are permitted on the trail and sidewalks, unless otherwise posted. The trail is paved concrete.