MORE INFO: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, (307) 344-7381; nps.gov/grsm.
- Distance: 3.6
Location: 35.635439, -83.469808
Hike south along Road Prong Trail.
Location: 35.62507, -83.470473
Turn right at this junction in Beech Flats and begin a stiff climb, heading southwest.
Location: 35.626867, -83.478606
Bear right and follow the ridgeline to the Chimney Tops rock formations.
Location: 35.630338, -83.478262
These rocky outcrops overlook views of Mt. Le Conte, Mt. Mingus, and Sugarland Mountain. Return to the trailhead along the same route.