Chimney Tops

3 reviews #2 hike out of 533 in
3.9 mi
Distance
1 hrs 40 min
Time
terrain
1,275 ft
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Overview

This is a difficult out and back trail to Chimney Tops in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

This trail goes by Trickling Falls.


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    3 days, 16 hours ago
    This is still a nice steep trail if you want a good workout. Due to the fire and the closing of the scramble to the last part / best part of the hike, I have given this a 1/5 stars. Used to be 4/5. No views anymore.

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    3 months ago
    Aggressive little hike to burn the calves.
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    8 months, 2 weeks ago
    This trail has recently been redone, and the description is accurate. Be aware the very top section, the one described as" the scramble" is currently closed off due to unstable soil as a result of the fire. It is unlikely to be reopened anytime soon. However the trail ends at a beautiful overlook where you can see the chimney, and this makes for a nice hike. This is not a hike for out of shape beginners; it is quite literally a 2 hour walk straight up. When we started, the whole valley was in pea soup fog and it was drizzling. However the trail was above the fog and it was very clear. Typical of the Smokies, the trail is rocky, goes up a lot, and weather is unpredictable, but well worth the effort.
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crtant3 4 years ago
Chimney Tops
A great day hike for beginners with a huge payoff view if you make it to the top. It is pretty much up all they way but the trail is very nice with cool wood and stone steps. The last 100 vertical feet is a scramble up near vertical slabs of slate.
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anthonyrtesta 4 months ago
Trek #5: Chimney Tops GSMNP
The trail was cut back by .25 miles due to a fire in 2016. It would have been a great rock scramble to the top!
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