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3rd Trail of the Appalachian Trail

So I have done LeConte and Charlies Bunyon. This time I did Chimney Tops. It was about 2 miles up... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ronald M
Sevierville, Tennessee
Challenging but worth it

Beautiful view once you reach the top after the steep hike. Our calves were burning! The views of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We know before we started the trail that we won't be able to make it to very top because of the fire. Overall, we are glad that we made the trek, although the view from the new observation deck was good but not spectacular, hence...More

Thank Alice L
Reviewed 2 days ago

So I have done LeConte and Charlies Bunyon. This time I did Chimney Tops. It was about 2 miles up and 2 miles down. It was a great hike! There are a couple stair parts to the trail that were a little steep, but it...More

1  Thank Ronald M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful view once you reach the top after the steep hike. Our calves were burning! The views of the mountain tops were great. It's too bad the end of the trail was damaged during the wildfires as we heard that peak allowed for 360 degree...More

Thank oceangal86
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you like short day hikes, then this is a great one. With that said, it is also a very deceptive one and will lull you into its beauty and then break you with its beast. The entire hike is only 2 miles one way...More

1  Thank Scott E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After reading other reviews I believe I am probably in the minority here, but I did not think this hike was worth the effort. There was some beautiful water along the way as it had been raining for 3-4 days, though. There are approximately 425...More

Thank Shannon C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a fun hike overall, but was definitely tough. Granted, we’re not the most avid hikers, but we’re not completely out of shape either and we struggled with the steep climb and stairs. The view was worth it, but definitely prep yourself mentally for...More

Thank katetrinkle
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's still one of the top fitness tests in the Smokies, climbing nearly 1,500 feet in less than two miles. However, I see far too many reviews where folks have gone all the way to the top. The "top" is closed, and the signs clearly...More

Thank ReidAdair
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked Chimney Tops after hiking Grotto Falls, so we were slightly tired to start this hike. The trail is straight up with many steps, so pacing yourself is important. The views were spectacular from the top, so the hike was worth it!

Thank Wendy V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I hiked this right after we did the Alum Cave Bluff Trail and it was truly challenging. The trail is really steep and the inclination of the trail will test you. We did not get all the way to the top of...More

Thank TravellinOnABudget
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Chimney Tops Trail begins about 6.7 miles south from Sugarlands Visitor Center on newfound Gap Road. The trail is 2.0 miles and terminates at the pinnacle of the Chimney Tops. This trail would be considered Strenuous by Smoky Mountain Standards. The trail has a...More

Thank Bill P
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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