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David MortensenChimney  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2016

David Mortensen

I really enjoyed this hike. I did it with my wife and 2 daughters. The area is beautiful (I loved the Smoky Mountains). I was proud of my daughter for doing the final scramble to the top. This made the end part exciting. Views were great.
Posted Jun 27, 2016 10:06 pm

captain.ronSweet easy hike!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2016


Awesome day hike! Fun scramble at the top! Will definitely do again!
Posted Apr 26, 2016 5:26 pm

TonyNSFun and easy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2016


This is a really fun climb and not too challenging. I took my wife and daughter with me for this one and we all had a blast. Nice hike with a fun scramble at the top
Posted Mar 27, 2016 7:49 pm

JkellsGreat Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2016


Definitely strenuous hike coming up, but pretty short so not bad. Fun little all-fours climbing to the top of the chimney and beautiful views!!
Posted Mar 23, 2016 9:20 pm

CameronGroundNice Summit Scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2015


Was good to get a summit scramble in on an otherwise photography oriented trip. Traverse out to the north summit was cool.
Posted Jan 11, 2016 4:41 am

WoodswalkerChimney Tops  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2007


Enjoyed the scramble to the summit.
Posted Oct 24, 2013 6:25 am

mtsptfamStart Early  Sucess!


Started super early because I had heard of this trails popularity and it paid off. Only one other couple on the trail ahead of me and I shortly passed them while they were taking a break. I ended up having the whole top to myself for a while and the couple got there right before I was ready to leave. On the way down however I ran into people left and right.
Posted Apr 8, 2013 7:25 pm

eliotjgScrambling? What?


Great views and fun "climb" to the top.
Posted Apr 5, 2013 12:27 am

TiogaBradfordFun Hike, Great View  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2012


Details same as Tioga's (below). Steep, fun hike, and the scramble down to the lower chimney well worth it!
Posted Nov 25, 2012 6:03 pm

tiogaFun Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2012


Climbed this with my brothers after spending 4 days on the AT in the park. Ate lunch on the lower chimney. This was a lot of fun to climb and play around on.
Posted Aug 7, 2012 10:03 am

mountainhareVery first summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007


Drove to the Smokies on a side-trip and decided to park at this trailhead. Took my jeans, collared shirt, disposable water bottle to the summit and I have been hooked ever since! Loved the rock scramble to finish.
Posted May 22, 2012 6:48 pm

themtnsChimney Tops  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2011


Went to Bonnaroo the last two years and camped out in the Smokies for a few days after the festival this year and last. I was very excited to come back and do this hike for a second time exactly a year later. The mountain laurel was in full bloom, and the view is beautiful. I anticipate doing it again in 2012.
Posted Sep 29, 2011 3:54 am

Arthur DigbeeFun but crowded  Sucess!

Arthur Digbee

Even in March, you're never without a lot of people around you, including crying kids being dragged up the steep hill by their fathers. The scramble at the end cleared them off but not all the teenagers and college students. Great views from the top.
Posted Mar 24, 2011 8:44 pm

CoronaFun Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2010
I hiked this trail in September with my mother. She wanted to quit mulitiple times but I convinced her to press forward. After about a half and hour of climbing up the rocks we finnaly made it. It was definitely a fun hike.
Posted Jan 27, 2011 2:12 pm

rggThe whole world seems to be out here  Sucess!


... on a beautiful day in June 2002. And some with an interesting choice of footwear, at least on the trail. Needless to say, not everybody was too keen on the final scrambling, but I liked it!
Posted Nov 22, 2010 9:28 am

CheesySciFiLoved it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2010


It briefly rained twice when I was on my way up; the second time was when I was very close to the summit. I waited the rain out, and it wasn't enough to make the rocks slippery. It was pretty crowded at the top in spite of the heat and humidity.
Posted Jul 9, 2010 9:49 pm

mattdalmanChimney Tops Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2009


Started the hike in the rain. It eventually stopped raining but the summit rocks were still a little dangerous from being slick, but still made it to the top.
Posted Oct 20, 2009 10:48 pm

PhenomenalWoman1st Timer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2009


This was my first mountain. Being from Indiana, I had never hiked or climbed anything larger than a hill before. Upon reaching the top I discovered the allure of the mountains - an awakened feeling that continues to push me to new heights.

Cloudy and rained a little at the summit.
Posted Aug 1, 2009 12:36 am

HotovenFun Warm Up!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2009


Did this right before heading off to Clingmens dome. Super fun rockish climb at the end. Tried it years before, but thunder storm pushed us off. Glad to finally get it done!
Posted Apr 16, 2009 11:13 pm

EleutherosFeels Good!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2009


In preperation for Mount LeConte tomorrow. Views weren't bad - a little rain on the way back. A rare dose of peace and solitude on top for at least 20 minutes.
Posted Mar 19, 2009 6:13 pm

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