Chimney Mountain Trail

#8 of 249 trails in Adirondack Park

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Chimney Mountain Trail is a 2.8 mile out and back trail located near Indian Lake, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking & rock climbing.

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Steve Watson (220)

8 Completed8 Reviews

Great hike, it is moderate to difficult.

Edward House (67)

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.

Kirsten Horstman (45)

10 Completed1 Reviews

Did this hike towards the end of May. It was a great hike, no views from up top due to fog and rain. It was still a great hike, and the caves were awesome. Lots to explore!

Tammy Klock (128)

3 Completed3 Reviews

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

Ryan Dickinson (184)

14 Completed1 Reviews

Awesome hike. Don't be in a rush, there is a lot to explore. Steep climb but good footing and pretty short.

Bobbie Colby (258)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Steep climb, well worth it . Beautiful views. Can't wait to do it again.

Anne Conger (220)

8 Completed3 Reviews

Taylor Levesque (295)

7 Completed2 Reviews

Incredible hike. Not very long, but I recommend setting aside plenty of time to explore the caves and climb around. The wildlife is great. We saw a beautiful salamander and walked right up to a deer. Do a lot of exploring. Thx nature.

Kate Logsdon (426)

19 Completed16 Reviews

This is a fun hike. Challenging but not too hard for kids. Lots of cool rocks and things to climb on. I will do it again.

Tom Cocker (57)

2 Completed1 Reviews

Hiking this today. Can't wait. Anyone else partaking In this trek??