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Review of Chimney Tops Trail

Chimney Tops Trail
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed October 3, 2017

After the fire last November, all the locals thought this trail would be closed for at least a year. I am happy to report that when I was in the Park last week, found out that it is open, but not all the way to the top. There are areas still being worked on and please stay ON the trail. the fire caused enough damage and going off trail only cause more. This is a beautiful and vey unique section of the Park for hiking and day trips.
Enjoy

3  Thank Gene H
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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Stop beautiful even after the wildfires last year it a beautiful place to take pictures and, the views are breath taking

Thank dolphinladytn64
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Reviewed July 31, 2017

Due to the wildfire now approaching almost a year ago (in November), trail remains closed. Prior to vegetation regrowth this spring, highly obvious of the severity of the damage caused by 2 reckless teens (who amazingly 'walked' without ANY punishment about 2 weeks ago). The Park hydro-seeded grass immediately after fire containment. You will still see the burned mountain sides and burned trees along the roadside. Although trail is closed, definitely a very nice relaxing and scenic drive!

Thank Sandy B
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Reviewed July 22, 2017

The Chimneys trail is totally burnt. But the top of the Chimneys look like no vegetation. Totally burnt out! They are working on the trail to fix it.

1  Thank meshular1
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Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

On the way up into the Smokeys from Gaitlinburg you can view Chimney Tops from many different pull offs on the road. Read the signs and take great pictures of these beautiful mountains.

Thank IslandGirlTraveler
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