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beautiful place. allloooottt of water on the trails. pretty much hike Creek beds. trail markers are few and far between, lots of trails to circumvent the actual trail because of water. alot of random campsites already established with fire rings . overall had a great time. just wish for more trail markers or blaze marks.

Definitely hard on the legs but the view is so worth it!!! Pack a lunch to enjoy at the top ;) (just remember to leave it better than you found it)

This is by far the best view in the state of WV! The trail starts off right from the start with some crazy elevation gain. the spur trail leading up to Chimney Top is the steepest section but only about .3 miles. once you get there, if you want to get on top of the main chimney you have to do a little climbing up a 5 ft rock wall that it VERY easy for anyone that made it this far. Once you get to it you will not be disappointed. Looking out across you see a wonderful view of German Valley and looking back into the south you will see Virginia! Wonder 360° view and I will for sure backpack the whole trail in the near future!

I would rank the view from Chimney Top the best in the state, hands down. The trail is difficult and you work for the reward, but man, is it one hell of a reward. The trail itself was steep in places, rocky in others, and steep and rocky in some places alltogether, but I would hike this 10 more times given the chance and I don't think I would tire of the view.

Great and hard hike. We hiked this today, and got to the main overlook in about an hour and 15 minutes. Note: the bulk of the length of this trail is in the woods. The bulk of the elevation, though, is once you hit the ridge with the overlooks. Don't let the elevation rate on that map fool you. It most certainly isn't that gradual.

That said, of all the hikes I've done, I think the view from this hike is the most varied and special. While the 360° view is not completely unobstructed, I personally believe it is much better than Old Rag.

Hiked up to chimney top from the North slope 7-23-17. Spectacular view looking south west toward spruce knob. Took appoximately 2 hours to climb and only 1 hour to descend. Amazing how quiet it is at the top ridge.

Loved it was a great day so many different eco areas bogs, open plains, spruce forrest, oak forrest, rock sprees,creek filled hollers.....two thumbs and a smile on my face.....

Great trail for some serious elevation gain. If you continue along the trail at about the 6 mile mark you'll reach the high point of the North Fork Mountain Ridge. The views from here offer great views of the ridges and valleys. A 12 mile total out and back is nothing to sneeze at when the total elevation gain came in around 3,400'

Be prepared to get your feet wet. Trails pretty much consist of walking somewhat dried up creek beds. Nov conditions this weekend, icy the first day, wet and muddy the next day. Wasn’t prepared to get knee deep in mud! Trails were not well marked until they intersected, then there were wooden signs with distance between each trail. Nice and quiet trail, great for dogs. Lots of great camping sites along the way with fire pits made by others

This hike has one of the best 360 views i have had the pleasure of enjoying.. The hike is not extremely difficult but can be steep in certain areas. Worth every step. Take your time and enjoy the views!

We arrived at 8:30 AM on a Saturday, during the height of fall time, and did not spot a soul. We had an exhausting, yet peaceful hike up to the Chimney Tops. We were able to traverse rather easily up onto the right “chimney”, but really didn’t see a safe way to climb the other. From the chimneys, you get sweeping views all around; very pretty. Once you hit the ridge line, there’s endless spots to venture out and take in the views (it just depends how much brush you wanna whack through). I highly recommend continuing on past Chimney Tops for about another 1/2 mile or so until you reach the meadow with the camp site at it (you will pass a sign nailed to a tree dated 2008 regarding perguine falcon nesting, the meadow is about 5 or so more minutes past this sign). At this meadow, bushwhack/find the narrow overgrown paths that lead to the ridge line. The photo I recently uploaded is just one of several vantage points at this location, and is really perfect for pictures. I recommend getting a friend to snap your photo from 1 rock while you stand on the other...it really highlights the immensity of the mountains around you and is very beautiful. On the way back down, we passed a few smaller groups of people, and when we made it back to the car, there were about 7 or so cars there...but really nothing compared to other hikes in the area that get PACKED during Fall. It really blows me away that such a beautiful hike doesn’t receive the fanfare it deserves, but the more hikes that keep that sort of serenity, the better! :)

Very beautiful....especially this time of year. Reason for 4.....looked like the Hillary step—so many people

Excellent trail with plenty of views. There are some inclines and a stream. Plenty of spots to stop and camp as well!

you can easily miss the best view, and it's a doozy of a hike for WV but boy it's gorgeous and well worth it!

Was a decently hard trail very pretty, and is forgiving of those who just started hiking, and picking random trails, but compared to most trails a few miles down the road from this trail, I was not that impressed with the view, and also half of these photos we did not see anything that remotely looked half way near them.

Spectacular views that handsomely reward you for your effort. Not for the faint of heart or weak legged. From the chimney landmarks up is punishing, but the view will pay you back every tolling ache to get there. Take enough water as there is no access on this trail.

RC trail truck heaven. Very good trail

Started off on bear rocks...beautiful views of the rolling plains heading towards raven ridge...trail was a little rocky but very well identified and easy to follow...raven ridge quickly turned to spruce and mountain laurel thickets that opened up into more rolling plains towards dobbin grade...dobbin grade was nasty and boggy as usual...ended the hike back at the forest road, via beaver dam trail which was easy walking and slightly uphill...overall this hike was great because of all of the scenery changes...a lot of nice places to camp along the way as well.

Hiked the bear rocks trail and camped near Red Creek. An excellent place to spend the night, nestled among moss-covered boulders on a bed of pine needles from the coniferous canopy overhead, listening to the ever-present gurgle of red creek. Nice!

Fun trail but really muddy right now with all the rain this year!

I would definitely recommend this hike for anyone..it is a difficult climb however, the view at the top is absolutely worth it..it was a steady up hill climb all the way to the top with multiple switchbacks along the way..the trail was very easily identified with blue diamonds to assist..once you make it to the top and begin following the cliffs to your right, there are multiple places to stop and take amazing photos...you can't miss the trail that leads up to chimney top, as it's marked by two stone pillars..from there it's pretty steep to get up to the top but, once you make it, it's incredible..arguably the most beautiful views in our state..cant wait to go back in the fall!!

The best trail on the east coast, insane views, highly recommend. Caught sunrise over the mountains, sunset is preferred at this location.

Took fisher spring run from forest road 19, to rohrbough cliffs and hiked wildlife back out...fisher spring run is a beautiful trail covered in fern beds with creek crossings and some nice rock formations...once it met up with rohrbough, it seemed like it was the start of an old railroad grade with some chunk rock that made up the trail ( possibly from old logging operations?)...anyhow, rohrbough was mostly flat and easy to traverse...I went to the cliffs which is where I ate lunch and WOW!...gorgeous views!...awesome day hike and I highly recommend it!

Incredible views. Muddy bogs in low area of Dobbin Grade. Also recommend continuing Raven Ridge to Rocky Ridge trail. Enjoyed wild blue berries too.

Sweet trail. Can get crowded in peak season. Get low if thunder rolls in.

Watch out or be prepared for muddy creek crossings on dobbin grade trail feeding red creek. Heavy out of towners on july 3rd.

I definitely recommend this hike, as long as you don't mind bushwhacking a bit to the viewpoints and don't mind an overgrown trail. The bushwhacking is minimal, however, and the overgrown bits on the trail are still easily passable. We actually stupidly missed the vantage point of Chimney Top itself, which is a trail that bears off to the right up a steep hill at around the 2.6 mile mark. It's marked by two stacks of rocks (2 chimneys). We didn't pick up on that until after! Anyways, walk further down the blue blazed trail and you'll come to overgrown grass and a campsite. If you traverse towards the ridgeline through the thicket of grasses and brush, you will find sweeping, incredible views here as well. All in all, this hike was right at 7 miles according to our tracker, but with all the back and forths you'll do at the viewpoints, and us walking further than Chimney Top itself, it makes sense. Fall time would probably be the best time to go, given the colors and minimal bugs, but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in early July.

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10 months ago

Great views at the top! Well worth the climb.

A great view awaits you after a steady uphill climb. Once you reach the ridge line the views are plentiful.

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