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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17 Completed 10 Reviews

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

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4 Completed 2 Reviews

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

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2 Completed 1 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

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21 Completed 4 Reviews

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15 Completed 6 Reviews

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

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7 Completed 2 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!!!

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22 Completed 16 Reviews

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.

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7 Completed 6 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

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8 Completed 3 Reviews

Great trail! However, it was ice for about a quarter mile as it had snowed two days prior. My two boys, 9 and 11 hiked all the way up with me , no problem. It was too windy to climb up the rock face, but the views were incredible anyway. Highly recommended!

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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Such a fun hike! I went with several friends, few who are novice hikers and they did fine. It is difficult at times, but because it is not very long it is doable. The final views are breathtaking! Just be cautious at the end on the climbs and aware of your surroundings (including other hikers). Definitely recommend this hike, especially on a beautiful day!!!

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