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“Great trail… Not open right now ”
Review of Chimney Tops

Chimney Tops
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This is a very steep and awesome trail that we have done several times. We are sad to say that it is closed right now due to the recent fire. We are hoping it's reopen soon. This is an awesome place to get a great workout and some great views.

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Reviewed 20 May 2017

A anwesome hike with spectacular views. Clearly marked trail but strenuous at times. Though the park is often heavily populated during July this trail wasn't overly crowded.

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Reviewed 8 May 2017

We stayed in Gatlinburg for 3 nights and hiked everyday. The expensive and not great restaurant food was well tempered by the hiking. This was out favorite hike. It was very scenic, had an amazing climax at the peak, and we felt truly accomplished since we could look forward to the peak, look back on it, and see it from the road as well. Unless you have a fearless kid, and a strong stomach as a parent, I think 10 and under kids should not do the last hardest bit on the rock itself. Hopefully this trail did not sustain too much damage in fire recently. Maybe get in touch with the GSMNP folks and see. Even with fire damage, the terrain of the trail and all the rocky, amazing water alongside as well as the top lookout view would be worth it. Also, there are these incredible newts along the path in the water if you look hard!

1  Thank Elizabeth P
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

Hikes to the top BEFORE the recent fires and I'm sad to hear that the trail is closed. When things recover, I'm sure the views will be just as amazing as before and demonstrate how resilient life is in GSMNP.

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Reviewed 26 April 2017

There has been a lot of spring regrowth and the area doesn't look as bad as I feared. The trail to the top is closed, of course, and the fire devastation on the peaks is heartbreaking. I was glad to see so much of the Newfound Gap drive on the TN aside to be in spring regrowth. But the fire damage is extensive. Don't let the fire keep you from visiting. The area is still beautiful.

1  Thank Sharon K
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