Memorial Trail Hike
Chickamauga Battlefield Park
DATE: Saturday April 19th
HIKE DISTANCE: approximately 9 miles
DIFFICULTY: easy terrain, but moderate due to distance
MEETING LOCATION: Visitor's Center lower parking lot
TRIP LEADER: Wayne
PETS: Dogs are welcome, but must remain on leash at ALL times
This is a 9 mile loop trail passing a series of 8 memorials throughout the battlefield. These monuments are markers where Commanding Generals from both sides were mortally wounded on the battlefield. As part of the hike, we will stop briefly at the monuments to discuss some the history associated with each of the Generals and their role in the overall Battle.
The terrain for this hike is relatively easy with a few small hills. However, the distance makes the hike more of a moderate level difficulty. Dogs are allowed, but must be on leash and controlled at all times.
Bring plenty of water and snacks/small lunch. We will be stopping for a lunch break at a recreation field about 2.5 - 3 hours into the hike.
From Interstate 75: At Exit 350 take Battlefield Parkway (Georgia 2) west to Fort Oglethorpe. Turn left at the intersection of Battlefield Parkway and Lafayette Road. Go one mile on Lafayette Road to the park entrance and visitor center.
From Interstate 24: At Exit 180 take U.S. Highway 27 south (Rossville Boulevard) to Fort Oglethorpe. At the intersection of Battlefield Parkway, continue straight through the intersection onto Lafayette Road to the park entrance one mile ahead.
PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY OR ON TIME