Chimney Mountain – Take a Hike

This hike has made its method into one in every of my high favourite hikes. Not solely did the hike present a terrific exercise, however the caves and views from the highest had been unimaginable.

After I first pulled into the parking zone I used to be greeted with 20+ bluejays! I’ve by no means seen so many in a single space. Together with an enormous parking zone, there are a lot of cabins which are out there for hire. This selection supplies the proper get away with quick access to the path head and surrounding space hikes.

Together with personal cabins there’s additionally an space for a gaggle bonfire, which have to be satisfying after an extended day of mountaineering.

On the path head there’s a check in sheet and the cutest outhouses, I do know outhouses will not be essentially the most glamorous factor, however I needed to seize a photograph of the “does” and “bucks” choices.

The path is 2.5 miles spherical journey and I’d fee it as average. Though I accomplished this hike in September, it was nonetheless extraordinarily scorching and I labored up a sweat.

The path was simply marked and offered nice stone stairs, streams and small hills all through the hike.

Together with the hike being stunning and satisfying, nothing can evaluate to the summit. With large rock formations and caves galore, this was one of many causes this grew to become one in every of my favourite hikes. You might simply spend hours exploring the caves and climbing the rocks. It was extraordinarily windy after I made it to the highest, so I used to be somewhat nervous to climb too excessive. I additionally didn’t have any mountain climbing gear, however in case you are an avid rock climber, you’d undoubtedly wish to pack accordingly for this hike.

Together with all the fascinating areas to discover, the view of the Adirondack mountain vary is breathtaking. I may have spent the remainder of the day looking on the inexperienced ocean of the forest.

The path is a loop so the journey again down the mountain is similar route that you simply tackle the best way up.