We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chimney Tops

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 140 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 117
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Did not disappoint

Awesome hike, this was my first major hike and I have to admit pretty tough. I saw many reviews that said the two mile hike wasn't bad, but as a novice hiker I would disagree... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
T2daC
,
Taft, Texas
Add Photo Write a Review

140 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Taft, Texas
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Awesome hike, this was my first major hike and I have to admit pretty tough. I saw many reviews that said the two mile hike wasn't bad, but as a novice hiker I would disagree. The first .9 miles wasn't bad at all, the second 1.1 miles was pretty tough, lots of stairs and a steep climb. Once at the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
86 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The beginning phase of this hike includes some bridges and nice water scenery. From there, it's pretty much all uphill. There's not many views until you get to the last bit of the hike. As far as the "climb" up the rocks, it was more challenging than I anticipated. In my experience, the challenge of most hikes is typically blown... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lafayette, Louisiana
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

What a great way to spend the morning! The two mile hike up the mountain is so beautiful, you almost forget how hard you're working. Once you reach the top, you can stand at the base of the rock and enjoy the incredible view, or for the more adventurous, you can climb to the top of the rock where a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alabama
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Chimney Tops is an excellent trail to hike for a quick outing. do not let the very short distance fool you, it is one tough trail. You will be rewarded by an awesome view at the top.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

You will never be disappointed that you hiked up to the Chimney's! It is a strenuous climb but so worth it when you get to the top! Took me about an hr and 20 minutes to get to the top and about an hour coming down! Even if you can't do the rock climbing at the top there are beautiful... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Navarre, Florida, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I knew it would be hard going into it, and it DEFINITELY was. My husband and I are pretty fit, but mostly weight training rather than cardio. I didn't think it would be too bad, but I definitely needed to take breaks! I just kept motivating myself with the view that I knew would be at the top! I didn't... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Richardson, TX
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
33 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This was one of our favorite hikes. The hike up is definitely challenging. It is steep, uphill most of the way. The trail is a combination of steps and steep inclines that will tire your muscles. Keep going. The view is worth it! At the top of the trail, there are rocks that must be climbed to reach the summit.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Jenison, Michigan
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We hiked this trail our first day of vacation. I can proudly say "we did it!" but my legs felt like mush the next day. Word of advice...ease into this trail unless you are very fit. Beautiful scenery! We did this hike with my husband, myself and our kids (10 & 7).

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sevierville, Tennessee
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

We (meaning my 20 year old and 14 year old and myself) did this hike today. It is not for someone out of shape. Pretty steep climb up but so worth it. Beautiful scenery, the trails have been recently improved. Well worth the sore muscles tomorrow!

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We did this hike with our 3 and 5 year olds. They walked the majority of the time but there are 600 or so flight of steps. Took us about 2 hours to get to the top. Once we reached the top the wife and kids stayed behind while I climbed the rocks for a better view. I would not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5

Travelers who viewed Chimney Tops also viewed

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
 
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
 

Been to Chimney Tops? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Chimney Tops and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Chimney Tops staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?