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Chimney Tops

Address: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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Type: Geologic Formations, Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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225 reviews 225 reviews
52 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful hike that will give you a great workout and plenty of exercise! Make sure you take your camera because you will want to take pictures the whole way up and back. Good chance you will see a bear too!

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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

So me and my friend are not in the best of shape. We like to eat and we smoke. But we made it!. The Chimney Tops trail starts off by a river with beautiful rocks and white water. and ascends into the mountain. It is only 2.2 miles to get up, but then you have 2.2 to get back down.... More 

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Calhoun, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Very cool. It gains 1,300 ft. in just two miles & Chimney Tops are the reward at the end of the trail, if your afraid of heights this part my not be for you.

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Dublin, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The hike to the chimney tops was not an easy one, but the summit offers amazing panoramic views of the mountains. My husband got all the way to the top!

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Farmington, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

First time to the Smoky Mtn and we really didn't plan much so we started driving, and stumbled upon this lookout. We stayed for approx 15-20 mins in just this one spot taking pictures and looking at the natural beauty of the area. This is a must stop if you are in the park

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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227 reviews 227 reviews
63 attraction reviews
349 helpful votes 349 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This is not a typical day hike. It is quite a journey uphill and once you arrive at the top, there is another difficult climb up a steep rocky incline to the highest peak. One the main trail up, there are stone steps part of the way. We happened upon snow, which we weren't expecting. This made it a very... More 

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Jackson, Ohio
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105 reviews 105 reviews
52 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is a strenous 4 mile hike. It is not for the average hiker or small chidren. The first mile is easy (similar to Clingmans Dome hike) The last mile to the top is straight up with lots and lots of steps. The first mile follows the beautiful stream. We started our hike with some colored leaves still on the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was our favorite trail and we did about 3 or 4 of them. It isn't so bad the first part of the trail but the second half does get increasingly hard. If you are even somewhat active though it's an easy walk up and down. At the end there is a cliff where you can climb at your own... More 

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Howell, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My husband and I visited the Great Smoky Mountains with the sole purpose of hiking, so this trail was a must do for us and it did not disappoint. The trail is not that long (although I do recommend breaking off onto Prong Road trail to see the waterfalls that are just a little out of the way) but it... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Didn't make the hike up the trail but did stop at the overlook on the way to Clingman's Dome. It was really neat to see the Chimney Tops and to learn more about them. Great panoramic shots from the overlook as well.

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