Chimney Mountain has unique features due to a large proportion of soft, sedimentary "Grenville layers" that have made passageways, cliffs, boulders, and caves.
This trial is considered a good destination for a beginner snowshoe, but can be a bit steep in sections. Still, this trail gets pretty good use in the winter and has become a very popular snowshoe destination.
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.
This is an ungroomed backcountry trail, but due to its popularity, the snow can be packed down and the trail marked.
Distance Round Trip
Approximate Time Round Trip
- Families with Kids- not recommended
- Experienced Snowshoers: 2.5 to 4 hours
- Out of Shape Snowshoers: 3 to 4 hours
Difficulty: 1=easiest, 5=hardest