Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Chimney Tops Trail ~ The View Is Worth the Climb



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Location: Walker Camp Prong (U.S. 441), Gatlinburg, TN
County: Sevier
Coordinates: N 35° 38.118    W 083° 28.16
  35.6353    -83.46933333
Waymark: None
 



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This popular trail climbs to the unique summit formations the Cherokees called "Duniskwalguni," meaning forked antlers.

Mountain people thought the twin pinnacles of quartzite and slate resembled the tops of chimneys breaking through the trees. Up close you will find the rocks surrounded by mosses, mountain laurel, and rhododendron. For those willing to make the climb, the view of the Sugarlands Valley is rewarding.

Distance to Chimneys............2 miles
Climb.........................1,700feet
Average round-trip hiking time..2-3 hours