Chimney Tops Trail

#2 of 183 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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Misty Atterton (160)

8 Completed3 Reviews

Even though it was a strenuous hike to the top it was totally worth it, but only if you go ahead and climb the rocks to get to the top. The day I went a lot of people got to the base of the rocks and turned around... To me that would have been a total waste. Especially with the view that's waiting at the top. The rocks aren't that hard to climb up, it just looks intimidating. Just make sure you are wearing the proper shoes!

Andrea Gonyeau (88)

11 Completed1 Reviews

Went on this hike with my husband in Aug 2014. I have to say so far this is my Favorite place !!! BEAUTIFUL scenery !!! Strenuous but TOTALLY worth it !!!And the view at the top is Breath taking !!

Mellissa Hayden (593)

13 Completed12 Reviews

I completed this trail 12/17/14. Hundreds of stairs, and very strenuous after the first mile. Amazing views after a mile and a half. I did this hike solo and late in the day so did not go up to the rock face. will go back to do it again one day
Overall, good hike.

Adam Ozment (57)

1 Completed1 Reviews

hiked this for the first time since they restored it (completed 12-12-14) to see what it was like. I counted 417 stairs, and missed at least 100 earlier on the trail. they did a good job restoring it, but it didn't change the difficulty level for me. also, the stairs were very slick with ice and snow, actually had to hike on the side of the trail for a majority of the trail. forgot my poles, I would highly suggest not forgetting trekking poles, lol

Nathanael Wingate (421)

15 Completed18 Reviews

You will not be disappointed the views are spectacular! Rough going up but easy coming down!! :)

Nathanael Wingate (421)

15 Completed18 Reviews

You will not be disappointed the views are spectacular! Rough going up but easy coming down!! :)

James Smith (2078)

27 Completed26 Reviews

Awesome little hike in the GSMNP. Always very crowded, so come early and enjoy this well maintained trail. Still some trail construction left to do, but in great shape. This weekend the trail and stairs were covered with ice and snow but well worth it. Love this hike and would recommend for just about anyone. Just be cautious this time of year with early sunset and snow/ice issues most of the time.

Jackie Hale (760)

14 Completed13 Reviews

Jason Campbell (89)

3 Completed1 Reviews

Elevation Gain 1,339 ft with parts of the trail very demanding. Trail is well maintained with clear markers along the path. Started the hike early in the morning with light crowds then became moderate traffic by 10:00 am.

Todd Foster (533)

38 Completed13 Reviews

great trail. trail head is easy to find but crowded. 360 views at top and dogs are welcome. only took me 1.5 hours but I was passing most. bring water for you will need it after the stairs.