Chimney Top via Landis and North Fork Mountain Trails is a 5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cabins, West Virginia that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,801 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

bugs

rocky

Difficult 1.4-mile climb up, but stunning views from Chimney Top make this hike well worth the effort! Landis Trail is the shortest, but steepest, path up to Chimney Top.

hiking
4 months ago

Stunning views from top and awesome hike! Trail head off of Smoke Hole Road. Small pull-off/parking area off the side of the road. Trail head marked by kiosk. Very steep 1.4 mile climb on Landis Trail to North Fork Mountain Trail. Follow North Fork Mountain Trail along the ridge line to Chimney Top. Trail very well-marked and maintained. Hiked on Thursday afternoon on the summer solstice and had the entire trail and summit to ourselves. Most of trail is shaded, but exposed on some sections and on the top of rocks. Very buggy. Much of the trail was rocky, so firm soles are helpful for this hike. Entire hike took about 3 hours. First 1-mile up was a slow 45 minutes, but made up lots of time coming back down the hill.