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Tough Hike

Extremely strenuous trail. It is a lot of work. You are basically going up steps the whole way... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Moores Hill, Indiana
Cool looking trail, great scenery, closed because of the fire in 2016

Didn’t venture out too far around this area because the good section of the trail, including the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brady D
Dallas, Texas
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremely strenuous trail. It is a lot of work. You are basically going up steps the whole way. Second part of the trail is rough so be prepared. I can now mark this trail off my list.

Thank Lillian_6648
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn’t venture out too far around this area because the good section of the trail, including the top where the Chimney Top rocks actually are, is closed. Still, this area is very scenic and there are fun things to see including crossing a decent size...More

Thank Brady D
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We were drove from Gatlingburg, TN. It was a short drive to get to this view point. Since it was in the morning, sun came out and against us. It would be much better if one can get there in the afternoon time...

Thank Huagang C
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

It take a 2-mile hiking trail (with 1,700 feet elevation gain) from the Chimney Tops Trail parking area is on Newfound Gap Road and it's about seven miles past Newfound Gap. Difficult trail so you should be careful of your health conditions too will take...More

Thank sorabh
Reviewed 4 October 2017

After the fire last November, all the locals thought this trail would be closed for at least a year. I am happy to report that when I was in the Park last week, found out that it is open, but not all the way to...More

2  Thank Gene H
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Stop beautiful even after the wildfires last year it a beautiful place to take pictures and, the views are breath taking

Thank dolphinladytn64
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Due to the wildfire now approaching almost a year ago (in November), trail remains closed. Prior to vegetation regrowth this spring, highly obvious of the severity of the damage caused by 2 reckless teens (who amazingly 'walked' without ANY punishment about 2 weeks ago). The...More

Thank Sandy B
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The Chimneys trail is totally burnt. But the top of the Chimneys look like no vegetation. Totally burnt out! They are working on the trail to fix it.

1  Thank meshular1
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

On the way up into the Smokeys from Gaitlinburg you can view Chimney Tops from many different pull offs on the road. Read the signs and take great pictures of these beautiful mountains.

Thank IslandGirlTraveler
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This hike was challenging, but well worth it! Definitely catch your breath and climb up to the very,very top! The views are worth it!

2  Thank arobinson4514
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7 February 2017|
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Response from Gary M | Reviewed this property |
Most of the other trails are open. If you are up for a tough hike Mt, Cammerer fire tower is a great but hard hike. Charlies Bunion is a great but hard hike. If you are looking for something easy to get to Clingmans dome has... More
Peggy O
17 April 2015|
Response from Gene H | Reviewed this property |
Hello Peggy. No, I did not mix the two names. Chimney Tops are two tall outstanding features in the Great Smoky National Park, on the TN side. There are hiking trails to get to the top and it is a very popular but difficult... More