• Date - 10/30/2004
  • Elevation - 4,700'
  • Route - South Slopes
  • Miles - 4.0
  • Elevation Gain - 1,700'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners - Not Applicable


On my way back to Knoxville, Tennessee, I decided to stop at another trailhead since it was still the early afternoon.  Because of the trail, views, and small section of class three scrambling this hike provided, I actually enjoyed it the most.  It was another tourist trail, but that didn't bother me because I was a tourist too.  I actually ended up hiking 15 miles and gaining 4,800' for the day.


Fall ColorsClass 3 ridge section of the hike.Special TreatLower Chimney Top to Higher Chimney TopCreek CrossingChimney Tops from the main road going through the park.