Chimney Tops Trail

#3 of 182 trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Chimney Tops Trail is a 4 mile out and back trail located near Gatlinburg, Tennessee that features a river. The trail is primarily used for hiking & walking and is accessible year-round. The trail may be open Friday to Sunday if work is being done on trail.

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Skye Bacus (185)

13 Completed6 Reviews

Hiked this multiple times with family and friends. Short hike with breathtaking views at the summit. Lots of fun to hike after snowfall. Summit scenery is better in summer and fall. Definitely a hike worth doing again and again.

Nick Parker (348)

18 Completed8 Reviews

1-1-2011 Hiked w/daughter, nephew and were 2nd to top in 2011. What a way to start the year.

Tom Smith (257)

17 Completed10 Reviews

Fantastic Hike. Great payoff with the view. I took my son, daughter and my two nieces on this one.

Matt Bushnell (84)

4 Completed2 Reviews

awesome! only word to describe this hike! go early in the morning. it is a pretty steep hike so be prepared.

Nolan Fulton (83)

2 Completed1 Reviews

Great trail. Got the the summit from the farthest side away from the main trail. Easily climb a v-notch rock face. Great view. Trail was a little slippery cause it rained on the way up. Would do this one again

Amber Mathis (178)

21 Completed4 Reviews

Brandon Helms (158)

15 Completed6 Reviews

Challenging but fun hike. Great views especially if you are able to make it to the very top.

Keli Sanders (104)

7 Completed2 Reviews

Absolutly beautiful views!!! I am scared of heights so I was a little uneasy once we reached the peak, but it was amazing!! The hike up the mountain was a bit difficult but worth it!! Absolutly reccomend!!!

Diana O. (949)

Great hike and FANTASTIC views! Went in February and it was snowing at the top. Trail had iced over in some parts, causing it to be quite slippery. Still a lot of traffic considering the time of year, but apart from another couple, my husband and I had the top to ourselves.

Chadwick Conner (373)

7 Completed6 Reviews

Good hike it is pretty steady incline with a unique rock formation up top. Parts of the trail are very rocky and wet. It is very popular trail and can be closed sometime due to the trail being rebuilt. Good short hike