Chimney Mountain Trail

#8 of 249 trails in Adirondack Park
Chimney Mountain Trail is a 2.6 mile out and back trail located near Indian Lake, NY that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and rock climbing.

2.6 miles 669 feet Out & Back
kid friendly hiking rock climbing bugs cave rocky views wildlife
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Abigail S.

This a really fun, but intense hike that grows more intense the further up you climb. We had to take breaks along the way, especially towards the top. The summit was a lot of fun; there are tons of crevices and ledges to explore - you have to be extremely careful as there are tons of drop offs or holes you don't necessarily notice until you are inches away. I found it hard to find the caves, so I wasn't able to explore them.

David Brand

9 Completed8 Reviews

DJ Port

1 Completed1 Reviews

I almost died in the cave about ten years ago. . awesome hike but if you're going in, bring the right equipment and be very careful!

Mark Heiland

1 Completed1 Reviews

Steve Watson

8 Completed9 Reviews

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Judy Brazell

4 Completed4 Reviews

We have completed this trail in 2015 and 2012. The family ranged from 63 to 4 years old -- so anybody can do it! It is rated as a moderate hike but the trail is persistently more challenging as you make the ascent. The views are great; the caves awesome; and it's a wonderful place to just sit and take in the glory of God!

Steve Watson

8 Completed9 Reviews

Great hike, it is moderate to difficult.

Edward House

2 Completed2 Reviews

I consider this a moderate too Difficult hike due to the steepness of the trail. The last 100 yards is a real killer on the legs. Finally it levels out and you swing around to the left until you get to the chimney precipice. there is not much to see from here except the valley and another mountain side across the valley. Down in the valley and and on the mountain you're looking at from chimney there are numerous caves perhaps numbering 70. I have personally checked out most of these caves. Most are very small but still very dangerous. there is one very large and extensive cave that can easily kill many people called Eagle Cave. People have lost their lives in this cave so it is extremely wise to take twine and string it out as you go so that you can make sure to find your way back.
Ropes and ascenders will be needed for many of these caves while others are very simple and all you need is a hard hat and flashlight.
A great place to explore and a short trail.
you must pay two dollars per day parking fee at the base of the trail due to the fact that it is on private property. And then turns to state land as you ascend the trail.

Tammy Klock

4 Completed3 Reviews

This is by far one of my favorite ADK hikes with the added bonus of having an awesome cave for splunking enthusiasts.