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Address: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Amazing! Well worth the trek

4 of us decided to take an early morning trek up to Chimney Tops. The walk up there was fairly long and the inclines were pretty crazy at a few places but the stairs were helpful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Daniel L
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Peoria, Illinois
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Peoria, Illinois
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

4 of us decided to take an early morning trek up to Chimney Tops. The walk up there was fairly long and the inclines were pretty crazy at a few places but the stairs were helpful in making quick work of the walk to the base. All of us there were 30 or under and in good shape physically as... More 

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Normal, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would highly advise any adventure-seeking tourist take the hike to the top of Chimney Tops. If you go in the morning before the rush, you will not regret having to wake up early. The view is absolutely breathtaking!

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Thank RockChalkEm
Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very scenic, but somewhat tough hike with many stairs (and we hike a lot). We did this hike with our 10, 8, and 5 year-olds, after visiting Clingman's Dome. My 5 year-old hiked the entire route on her own (no piggy back rides). The kids enjoyed stopping to play around in the water at the stream crossings. It was very... More 

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Thank ritzglitz99
Michigan
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a very long hike - only 2 miles but it's pretty steep so it makes it seem much longer than 2 miles! When you reach the top you can climb up the side of the rock to see a great view of the mountains. Even if you don't make it to the top, there are streams along the way... More 

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Thank ahafer
Newburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Relaxed early morning hike on New Years day. Somewhat challenging with many steps and a few stops along the way, but all in all incredibly enjoyable. One of my favorite hikes in the Smokys most definitely. It is only worth the time, though, if you reach the top of the trail. Make time for an hour or so at the... More 

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Thank trevormullikin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

The hike to the top is very strenuous but well worth the view! It is a steep incline to the top with over 100 steps to climb but with breaks it is a doable hike. I have asthma but was able to make it to the top, but even if your unable to make it all the way, the trail... More 

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Thank Heather B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

The hike to the top is very strenuous but well worth the view! It is a steep incline to the top with over 100 steps to climb but with breaks it is a doable hike. I have asthma but was able to make it to the top, but even if your unable to make it all the way, the trail... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Very rewarding... worth the hike. Beautiful trip. I was disappointed at the top, because I wore bad shoes (my bad)

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Thank David L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

This is a great hike with amazing views but very strenuous. Don't bring small children because they probably make you turn around. Bring water and snacks you will need them.

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Thank Giesis A
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Super super hard hike! The view is gorgeous but the hike is dangerous. Longer than I expected. Take water. And wear good shoes you will need them.

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