Chimney Mountain Snowshoe Hike

Chimney Mountain Snowshoe Hike

This trail gets pretty good use in the winter and has become a very popular snowshoe destination. From the trailhead you will continue up the dirt road on foot for a short distance to the trailhead at the back. The trail will start to climb immediately but under very mellow conditions before starting a much more serious climb up the steeper slopes of the peak. You will come to the Chimney before the summit. Many often mistake the rock chimney location as the summit, while the true rocky summit is nearly a half mile further along the trail. Great views are located at both the chimney location and the summit.

Elevation:

2721 feet

Ascent:

1,000 feet

Distance Round Trip:

3 miles

Approximate Time Round Trip:

  • Families with Kids: 4 to 5 hours
  • Experienced Snowshoers: 2.5 to 4 hours
  • Out of Shape Snowshoers: 3 to 4 hours

Trailhead Location:

From the intersection of Routes 28 and 30 in Indian Lake follow Route 30 toward Lake Pleasant. Continue for just under 0.5 miles to Big Brook Road. Follow here for 7.8 miles to King's Flow Parking Area. This is the trailhead for Chimney Mountain, Johns Pond and Puffer Pond. This is pay-to-use parking. Pay the $2 fee at the small kiosk. Please respect the rights of property owners and stay on the trail — there is no public access to Kings Flow at this time.

Difficulty: 1=easiest, 5=hardest

Two, good destination for a beginner snowshoe, but can be a bit steep in sections.

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