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Chimney Tops

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Hiking Trails
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Sevierville, Tennessee
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a must do hike in the smokies! But it is difficult and most trail maps rate it as moderate! What gets me is, reading all these reviews and looking at the pics people are going up the final part of the climb the hard way! I have down this hike about 30 times (I live nearby) so trust... More

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Newburgh, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Only open certain days so be sure and check before you go as they are trying to rehabilitate the trail.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This hike did not disappoint. A steady climb practically the entire way, that ends with a scramble across exposed jagged rock at the summit revealing classic Smoky magnificence. The trail attracted just about every type of hiker you can imagine from the enthusiast carrying rock climbing shoes, to grandparents with small kids in tow. Some made the final ascent, others... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A must see! Beautiful, peaceful and relaxing. Picnic area with public restrooms. Mountain stream and waterfalls.

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Knoxville
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a steep two mile climb with beautiful scenery all along. At the top it levels off a bit to allow you to gain a second wind before a challenging scramble to the top. Most people stop at the first top and don't climb out to the furthest away. This requires a bit more scrambling and isn't for everyone,... More

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Cincinnati OH
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This was not as easy as I thought it would be and a bit dangerous at the top but was well worth it. over 1400 foot vertical in two miles. Make sure you take some water. We were up and back in 3 hours.

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Orlando, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Wow this was quite a trail! With an almost constant, steep, incline this trail gains about 1400 feet in elevation in about 2 miles. It includes over 434 steps (my kids counted them). It crosses the creek several times which provides nice photo ops. I would consider this a moderate to strenuous hike due to the almost constant incline. The... More

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a good place to hike...walk strol and go back to nature.. There are many spots like this one..that is why millions visit the park each year

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Canmer
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Just remember the hike is not a race to get there as fast as one can but rather take your time and enjoy the journey. The view is spectacular especially later in the evening when the sky has purple tint. However, plan enough time to return down the trail with enough daylight.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

VERY steep mile-long hike (older visitors might have trouble going up...even the younger (under 5yo) children might struggle going up. But, the rock climbing area for kids near the base/parking lot is fun for children of all ages!

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