This is a pretty easy/moderate hike up to the rock sections on the "Chimney Tops" which you can scramble up, or continue on the trail to the right if you do not like exposure. I did this in the fall and it is a very scenic hike, passing over a couple of foot bridges and switchbacking up to the Tops. Please do not cut through the switchbacks as per the signs! This is a popular hike and I imagine in the summer it can get very crowded on the small summit. A fall from the rocks up here would not be good!
I-40 Exit 407 follow Hwy 66 South 8 miles to 441 South to Gatlinburg; 441 South on Newfound Gap Road about 6.5 miles past the Sugarland Visitors Center. There is a small parking lot on the right side of the road with trailhead sign. (Don't confuse the Chimney Tops Picnic Area for the trailhead) (Lat:35.63044 Lon:-83.47829)
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