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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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.