Tennessee Trails

Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Chimney Tops via Road Prong Trail

Climb two steep miles up Chimney Tops Trail, 10 miles south of Gatlinburg, to rocky outcrops overlooking Mt. Le Conte, Mt. Mingus, and Sugarland Mountain.

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MORE INFO: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, (307) 344-7381; nps.gov/grsm.

Trail Facts

  • 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.