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Gatlinburg in Sevier County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Chimney Tops Trail

The View Is Worth the Climb

 
 
Chimney Tops Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
1. Chimney Tops Trail Marker
Inscription. 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
 
Location. 35° 38.118′ N, 83° 28.16′ W. Marker is in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in Sevier County. Marker is on Walker Camp Prong (U.S. 441). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gatlinburg TN 37738, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Chimney Tops (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Chimney Tops (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lifeblood of the Mountains (approx. 1.4 miles away); Indian Gap Road (approx. 2.2 miles away); “To the free people of America” (approx. 3 miles away in
Chimney Tops Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
2. Chimney Tops Trail Marker
North Carolina); New Gap, New Road (approx. 3 miles away); A Mountain Sanctuary (approx. 3 miles away in North Carolina); Land of Blue Smoke (approx. 3 miles away in North Carolina). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gatlinburg.
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Chimney Tops Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
3. Chimney Tops Trail Marker
Chimney Tops image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
4. Chimney Tops
Looking down the beginning of the trail image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
5. Looking down the beginning of the trail
First bridge on the trail image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard
6. First bridge on the trail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,140 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 19, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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