Chimney Tops Trail
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 75%Family Travelers
- 74%Adventure Travelers
- 59%Local Culture
- 59%Spiritual Seekers
- 58%Green Travelers
Member Reviews (28)
- Chimney Tops TrailJan 16, 2014
The Chimney Tops Trail is one of the most popular trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park because of its length and spectacular views. So, why close it? During the trail closure the Trails Forever Crew will be completing highly technical trail reconstruction projects to improve and stabilize the trail. This investment will ultimately protect the resources and enhance the visitor's experience.
The Chimney Tops Trail is 1,400 feet in 2 miles which makes for a steep trail. Add 80 to 100 inches of rain a year in the Smokies to a steep trail and the effect is severe trail erosion. This trail is also excessively wide in sections due to the amount of poeple that hike it each year, and there are sections of trail that are down to exposed bedrock which can be hazardeous to cross and exposed root systems that can be challenging to navigate.
- Chimney Tops TrailJan 04, 2014
This trail is under construction. Check with the Sugarland's Visitor Center before hiking. It is very popular and steep and has no views once at the top. I avoid this trail.
- Chimney Tops TrailMay 27, 2013
Chimney Tops Trail is an adventure to hike. Takes about two hours to hike up and it is a trail we usually don't recommend to our novice-hiker friends. For us, sturdy (hiking) shoes and a hiking stick are mandatory for our safety. Quite something at the top!
- Chimney Tops TrailJul 05, 2012
Little bit of a walk, but worth it. Even if you just go a mile or less before you start heading up... really really nice trail. There are easier trails on up toward New Found Gap (Charlie's Bunion) is rather flat along the upper ridge. And it is a small portion of the Appalachian Trail - located a New Found Gap Pass just before you go into N.Carolina.