Chimney Mountain Trail

HARD 38 reviews
#14 of 176 trails in

Chimney Mountain Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Indian Lake, NY that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and rock climbing.

2.6 miles 967 feet Out & Back

hiking

rock climbing

cave

views

wildlife

bugs

rocky

3 days ago

22 days ago

tough hike but well worth the effort. the caves at the top were cool and so was the view

camping
24 days ago

It was beautiful but my group almost got struck by lightning and died. It took about 2 hours to hike up. The camping on top was perfect. It took about 45 minutes to slide down the mountain in the pouring rain. Scared me for life. Would hike again XD

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

amazing. loved exploring the caves. the way down there's so much to explore.

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing! My favorite mountain to hike.

2 months ago

2 months ago

fantastic formations and awesome view, tons to explore

2 months ago

It was a real challenge for non-hikers, but totally worth it!

2 months ago

Great hike, 12 year old and 3 year old sons loved it, fantastic rock formations

2 months ago

Love this hike. My personal favorite.

camping
3 months ago

Was a challenging but very rewarding hike with gear, found eagle cave and enjoyed the amazing view from both sides of the gully, and summed it up with a beautiful night under a crystal clear sky

4 months ago

nice climb... great trail...

4 months ago

nice trail... solid incline.... makes u work

4 months ago

5 months ago

It was great! It was short but steep, but this is my favorite place to go for adventure

5 months ago

It is a continuous climb. A few streams at the bottom to pass. Very rocky. Anyone can make it with some rests. Make sure you don't stop at the chimneys. Down and off to the right is a State campsite. The trail continues for a 1/4 mile to the summit where you get 360 views. It is worth continuing to the top. Great place to sit and soak up some sun on a nice day.

5 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

This a really fun, but intense hike that grows more intense the further up you climb. We had to take breaks along the way, especially towards the top. The summit was a lot of fun; there are tons of crevices and ledges to explore - you have to be extremely careful as there are tons of drop offs or holes you don't necessarily notice until you are inches away. I found it hard to find the caves, so I wasn't able to explore them.