Chimney Top Trail is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Philipstown, New York that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.
We hiked this trail on Feb 19 when it happened to be nearly 65 degrees with snow still on the ground. Beautiful hike, not strenuous even for the first hike of the season.
We had difficulty finding the chimney however and only ran into a small fire pit along the AT portion of the hike.
In winter it can be easy to lose the trail between the AT section and the loop back if following the trail clockwise. No markers for a while and the trail was flooded with melting snow.
Chimney Trail is a very nice walk.
Thanks to Gregory & Eric's posts, we were able to discern where the trail head was, as there was only a sign for Moneyhole Mtn...
Green, to Yellow, to White was perfect guidance to follow up to the top.
Hiked it today, Feb 18th, in 50° weather. The trail was snow covered, but with good hiking boots, it was fine.
Beautiful views from the top of the snow caped mountains
Awesome trail. To get to the "Camp fire" you want to follow the green trail to yellow to white. Its an easy trail, used it in January, if there's snow, and its begun to melt, your going to encounter a portion thats over flooded and have to go around it off trail or walk through 3" of water.
Unlike the map above this doesn't loop, but ends at the top if a hill with the chimney and a wonderful view Westward. Just follow the trails
I think it's more of an easy hike but very nice view from the top. The directions leave you short of the trail head. Parking is about 200 yards before the trailhead and the trailhead is across the Garrison Fish and Game Club.
Awesome side trail. Great detour for a lunch break.