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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 29, 2020
HikingGreat!

Getting there can be confusing. You turn onto a long one car wide road for about 2 miles until you run into a place to park at the trail head. The trail won’t bring you back to your car where you started- you’ll end up about .75 miles away from the trail head but it’s a nice walk along the river on the way back. Other than that it’s such a beautiful hike

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A bulawa reviewed Chimney Rocks Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarNovember 29, 2020
HikingGreat!No shade

Great hike - going up is definitely worth it on the way down. Well marked trail and when you get to the top there a little sign that says Chimney Rock. It was a little more than 2.35 miles to get up according to my watch but the view is really pretty. Be aware of mountain bikers as well!

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Ernie Coldwell reviewed Chimney Rocks Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarNovember 29, 2020
Hiking

The app is wrong, it is 2.5 miles up meaning 5 miles round trip, not 4. Posting pictures of two signs showing this. It is 99% up hill, somehow missed that. Not much along the way, probably better in the spring but the top has a great view of the river and the mountains toward NC. We enjoyed it.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 24, 2020
HikingGreat!

Rocky climb but well worth the trek, great overlooks alongside the cliff...especially late fall. Well maintained and marked.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 23, 2020
Hiking

Awesome hike! The first half is a significant and steady climb up the fire road, eventually leveling off to a traditional single track running beside the ridge. The last aspect is a scramble over rock face. Highly recommend!!

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jordan roe reviewed Chimney Rocks Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarNovember 23, 2020
Hiking

beautiful view once you get to the top. well worth the hike straight up the mountain.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarNovember 19, 2020
HikingGreat!

Gorgeous views. We went counter-clockwise. The coordinates aren’t where you want to park. Keep going. The dot isn’t where you want to park. Keep going maybe another 1/2 mile. There is marked trailhead parking right before some railroad tracks; the end of the gravel road. I mistakenly thought the highest point would be a good place to stop for lunch but no. There is a gorgeous view maybe 20 minutes before the highest point. It overlooks the river snaking. Its spectacular!! Only saw one other person on the trail (a mountain biker).

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Dawn Schauman reviewed Chimney Rocks via Lone Pine Gap
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarNovember 18, 2020

Would recommend hiking this trail when the leaves are down to enjoy the views. Download the map before hiking. Park in the parking spot and walk across the street. When you first start out take the trail straight, there is a side trail on the left marked with a blue blaze. You will be following the yellow blaze trail.. The next intersection you'll arrive at take the left fork. The following intersection joins 2 other trials. Again go left following the chimney rocks trail. Eventually you'll arrive at a beautiful overlook and the trail will start down to chimney rocks. If you follow the GPS in the app to get to chimney rocks you'll end up on the trail with nothing to view. Walk about 5 more minutes down the trail and when you arrive at a horseshoe turn walk to your left through the bushes. You'll notice a small sort of trail. It will take you to a rock outcropping which you can walk out to. Look to your left and you'll see chimney rocks. The outcropping has a great view of the river, weavers bend and the bridge. If you don't want to walk this far to chimney tops, the 1st overlook is a good turn around point.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 16, 2020
Walking

Extremely fun trail, especially the ridgeline.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarNovember 15, 2020
Scenic driving

I think driving it was fine but I wouldn’t walk it. Just not enough interest. Couple of nice overlooks on the way and of course the top is pretty.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 15, 2020
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Jim Mcauliffe reviewed Chimney Rocks via Lone Pine Gap
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarNovember 14, 2020
Hiking

Great

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Galen Godbey reviewed Chimney Rocks Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 14, 2020
HikingGreat!

11/13/20 - just delightful even on Friday the 13th of 2020

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Michael Pease reviewed Chimney Rocks Trail
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 8, 2020
HikingGreat!

This trail is so underrated! We started at the parking lot before the train tracks, a little ways past the big chimney rock map. At around 2 miles we had an amazing view of the river and had about 1000ft in elevation. The rest of the hike was beautifully through the forest with trees rustling and every now and then a view of the river would peak through. The path wasn't rocky or rooty. We did a loop and got 6.5 miles and 1500ft elevation.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 7, 2020
HikingGreat!

Lovely views!

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 31, 2020
Hiking

Great views! It’s worth the 3mile incline at the front end. We had problems finding the trailhead though. We copied coordinates into Waze and it took us to the fishing spot close by but about a mile too soon. This trailhead is just a little further than the weavers bend trailhead

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Lauren Jacobs reviewed Chimney Rocks Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 31, 2020
Hiking

Road there is narrow, but well paved road then turns into a gravel road (watch out for potholes). The hike was moderately difficult. Uphill almost all the way, but not super steep. Lots of leaves on the ground. Great view at the top, just be sure to pack an extra layer since wind can cause it to be chilly.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 31, 2020
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 22, 2020
Hiking

Im too hot and tired to leave a long review. Who knew it would be 80° in Oct? Anyhoo, since no 3.5 stars I gave 4 just because it is a different terrain than my usual mountain treks. We were prepared for the spider webs with a fantastic spidey stick however we did not know the trail was booby trapped. We took turns tripping over cleverly disguised sticks, stumps and rocks. The view of the river at the top was awesome as previously mentioned. It was definitely nice to finally be going downhill.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 21, 2020
HikingOver grown

This was my first time at this location. There are some great camping spots along the river. The road to the trail heads are windy and rough. I couldn't see the trail head post from the car, but we pulled into an open area near the river where teri other vehicles were sitting. The trail head post is about two to three hundred feet to the left on the other side of the road. The hike up was nice and challenging, although I could have done without the constant spider webs on my arms and face all the way up. I definitely would not want to do this climb on any day warmer than 60 degrees. The fall leaves looked amazing throughout.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 21, 2020
Hiking

10/21/20 - an absolute delight. I hope it remains as lightly trodden, though I fear it may not. The bend is beautiful.

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