Chimney Mountain Trail

MODERATE 57 reviews
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Chimney Mountain Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Indian Lake, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1056 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

cave

views

wildlife

bugs

rocky

hiking
11 days ago

Not a mature trail for hiking. Some part of them is slippy when there was rainfall before the hike. However, a short-period of hiking to the peak, nearly 1 hr one way.

12 days ago

Steep but worth it. Don't stop when you get to the cave. You haven't made it to the top yet.

20 days ago

Beautiful view from the rocks. Very steep last few hundred feet. Windy today. Black flies were pesky but a little deet helped.

hiking
25 days ago

great view! My only complaint is the black flies. If you have little ones, you'll want to be extra careful at the summit. The best view if from the rocks, so you need to climb out there. Breathtaking. Not a hard climb at all... took about an hour to get to the top.

hiking
27 days ago

Nice climb, lots of black flies, excellent views and great rock formations at the top.

hiking
1 month ago

A few steep sections with rough, rocky terrain. A really great view for a relatively short hike.

2 months ago

Took me an hour both times, very steep but great workout! View is very beautiful. I plan on going back to camp for the stars at night ! Caves are dope mannnn, very scary when with small crowds though!

hiking
4 months ago

awesome hike, tougher with deep snow.

4 months ago

Awesome views and rock formations on the summit. Short out and back trail that is well marked. Some steep sections of trail.

hiking
4 months ago

This is rated wrong. Should be easy and not hard. The trail is not that steep and a typical Adirondack trail. Cool chimney and rocks. Keep going past the chimney to the summit for 360 degree views including Blue, Snowy and the High Peaks.

5 months ago

7 months ago

Very nice trail

hiking
8 months ago

Really Steep trail but the veiws are really beautiful , especially if you climn the chimney. I couldn't find the caves unfortunately and I was a bit pressed for time , maybe next time.

hiking
8 months ago

This hike was amazing. It is challenging, but I think a moderate rating would be more accurate than hard. The view was gorgeous when I went in the fall. The caves were my favorite part of the hike, so don't forget a flashlight!

8 months ago

9 months ago

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

camping
9 months 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

9 months ago

9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago