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From the reviews, I thoroughly underestimated this hike. I did this hike with my 3, 6 & 8 year olds on our trip to gatlinburg and while the kids didn't do so bad, my legs were burning. Although we have been hiking at Red River...More
This is one of the tougher and more popular hikes in the park. Very scenic. Lower half follows a cascading river that you cross several times. Upper half is much steeper than lower half with a ton of stairs. Was disappointing to see so many...More
Chimney Tops Trail is 3.75 mile busy trail located near the Sugarlands Visitor Center in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Due to the proximity to Gatlinburg and reasonable distance, this is one of my favorite hikes in GSMNP. Plus it's fun and absolutely beautiful! There...More
Our entire family made it up and enjoyed the view. It was a steep climb at times with several areas that included steps. Some nice water and rocks to view at the beginning and average views going up the trail within the hillsides. At the...More
Hiked the Chimney Tops trail. It is a short hike only 3.3 miles, but feels much longer due to the elevation gain. There are many steps! We had to stop frequently. Great sense of accomplishment when we reached to overlook. Very nice views of Mt...More
This is a beautiful hike that is quite easy for some experienced hikers. However, for most, it is a significant challenge. Only a 2 mile hike, but it's the last mile that is most challenging, as it there are many steps to ascend. This is...More
Like most hikes in the smokies it's all up hill! Loved it! Although the trail is blocked off towards the end, the portion open is nice. The skies were cloudy so not much of a view but I'm sure on a clear day, the views...More
We did not visit the Chimney Top Trail but did visit the picnic area. Lots of picnic areas and parking along side picnic tables . There are restrooms. It is set along a river bank and it absolutely beautiful! A nice place to stop for...More
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
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 great views with just a 1/2 mile hike but it is up hill at 6500+ feet in elevation but in late march early april the views should still be good and fairly haze free, depending on the weather of course.
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
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 endeavor.
Chimney Rock is also an outstanding geological formation, located south of Ashville NC, and yes, it has an inside the formation elevator that takes you to the top observation deck.
I have been to both.
Thanks for asking and I hope this information is helpful.