Chimney Top Trail (#235) Professional Reviews and Guides
"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"
--Johnny Molloy, Day & Overnight Hikes along Kentucky's Sheltowee Trace National Scenic Trail (Menasha Ridge Press).
"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."
--Sean Patrick Hill, Hiking Kentucky's Red River Gorge (Menasha Ridge Press).
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