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green Chimney Top Trail #235

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Trail

0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer loop
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 58' 18 m
Descent: -58' -18 m
High: 1,189' 362 m
Low: 1,131' 345 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)

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Unknown
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Trail shared by Mike Embry

An easy walk to one of the best views in the area.

Mike Embry

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly An easy, short trail with some awesome reward.

Overview

This is a short, easy walk to a stunning view. The trail ends atop a sandstone pillar with a commanding view of the Red River Gorge and surrounding valleys. From here, one can see multiple sandstone cliffs and outcroppings. This is not to be missed!

Need to Know

This is a very popular area, expect a crowd.

Description

Turn off on the gravel access road and drive to the end. From the parking lot follow the well-marked trail to the west. The parking area is well-maintained with picnic areas and latrines. The trail is off to the west and well-marked. Due to the popularity of this overlook, the trail is actually paved. The walk itself is as easy as a city sidewalk and may be accessible to wheelchairs.

The view at the end is amazing! The valley is laid out before you on three sides as you stand on top of a sandstone pillar. The pillar is fenced off and there are several places to sit and enjoy the view.

Upon your return, be sure to check out the Princess Arch Trail to the east.

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Jul 12, 2019
Cassie Tuholski
Oct 13, 2018
Katie Cornelius
Best view with Jordan, pat and roger
Oct 10, 2018
Arielle Burnett
Small hike, but BEAUTIFUL views. Perfect if you want to catch a quick view of the gorge. Cozy little look out point at the very end. Go during sunset. 0.6mi
Aug 4, 2018
Charlie Johnson
Griff and i
Jul 24, 2018
Tim Smith
Jun 2, 2018
Jade Sheldon
Apr 14, 2018
Brian L
0.5mi
Feb 17, 2018
Sarah McElwain

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  4.4 from 14 votes

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