Chimney Top Trail 235

Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky
Elevation Gain108ft
Trailhead Elevation1,205ft
Elevation Min/Max1109/1205ft
Elevation Start/End1205/1205ft

Chimney Top Trail 235

Chimney Top Trail (#235) is a hiking trail in Wolfe County, Kentucky. It is within Daniel Boone National Forest. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 1,205 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 108 feet. The trail ends near Chimney Top Rock (elevation 1,155 feet).
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Belleview, KY
Explorer | 30 pts
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Nice trail. Great family hike. Really cool bridge. Plenty of places to get in the creek. Hiked with two kids along and they had a blast.
Richmond, KY
Trailblazer | 1141 pts
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2 Stars = Red River & Sheltowee Trace Suspension Bridge. These are the main features and they are very close which equals heavy traffic. Other than those, a nice exploration of Chimney Top Creek

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"This is one of my favorite walks in the Red River Gorge. There is no single feature to see, rather I enjoy the ever-changing yet constant beauty of the water and the land upon which it flows. Begin walking along the Red River to meet the Sheltowee Trace. Cross the Red River on a suspension bridge, entering the Chimney Top Creek Valley, one of the most attractive watersheds in the state. Take your time here and enjoy the subtleties of a different side of the Red River Gorge. This walk ends at a pleasant shaded flat near the confluence of Chimney Top Creek and Right Fork Chimney Top Creek. Others will be enjoying this trail with you. Outstanding Features: Red River, wooden suspension bridge, and crystalline stream"
"Two short trails leave the parking lot but travel to sites not to be missed. The paved path to Chimney Top leads to an incredible lookout with a panoramic view over the Red River Gorge, the Chimney Top Creek Drainage, Half Moon Arch, Cloud Splitter Rock, and the Pinch-Em-Tight Gap. At the opposite end of the parking lot, a regular dirt trail leads to Princess Arch, one of the prettiest of all the arches in the Red River Gorge area."

Trail Information

Daniel Boone National Forest
Nearby City
Daniel Boone National Forest
Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Natural Bridge State Resort Park
Local Contacts
USGS: Slade
Local Maps