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Reviewed 4 December 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank I4892SIjimb
Reviewed 19 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank KelEBee
Reviewed 13 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank fishhead101
Reviewed 16 September 2018

The hike is not long only 2 miles, but very steep. Second half...steps, steps and more steps. Views.... amazing! Definitely worth the effort!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EdytaS970
Reviewed 27 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Kiamom
Reviewed 21 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank butchartd
Reviewed 20 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Aim_Awesome
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

This hike is steep and beautiful! The work done by Park Seevice and volunteers is amazing! Lots of views along the way. Save your knees and bring trekking sticks!

Date of experience: August 2018
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architek920
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
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Peggy O
17 April 2015|
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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
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