The Kennesaw Mountain Trail Club
(KMTC) is a group of volunteers dedicated to preserving the beauty &
history of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Since our beginning
in 2002, the Trail Club has focused over 35,000 volunteer hours
donated by the public to enhance the trail system within the park!
Kennesaw Mountain topped the charts in 2010 as the most-visited Civil
War battlefield park in the country! In 2010, Kennesaw Mountain NB Park had
1,512,191 visitors far surpassing
Gettysburg (1,031,554), Chickamauga/Chattanooga (991,901), Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania (899,936)
and Manassas (612,490).
Since Kennesaw Mountain only has about 3,000 acres, the
National Park Service allocates less money for upkeep and maintenance.
The park staff does not have the budget or the man-power to maintain 20+ miles of trails and
they depend heavily on the Trail Club to provide almost all maintenance activity.
We hope to see you at a work day soon!
If you are wondering what your volunteer hours mean to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, then the
charts below put it into images. The first chart shows the value translated into dollars, of our
volunteers hours since 2002.
The second chart shows the total volunteer hours since 2002. The Blue is the hours spent on trail work,
the red is hours spent in the park by our Trail Ambassador program, which we started in 2010, and the green is
the hours spent by the Board of Directors in oversight which we only started counting in 2011.