top of page

Views From Chimney Mountain

A quick hike near Indian Lake in the Adirondacks offers surprisingly good views of the area and out to the High Peaks Region.

chimney mountain new york

About The Hike

Chimney Mountain is a 2.5 mile out & back hike with about 1,000 feet of elevation gain. The mountain is aptly named Chimney Mountain for it's large rock formations at the top that stretch up to the sky like giant chimneys. From the top of the mountain you get views down to the near by lakes as well as the Adirondack High Peaks on a clear day.

chimney mountain new york

Take your time at the top to explore the geological formations including several large caves. These are easier to be discovered without the snow covering but even still there are some natural caves built in with the trail at the top. Explore at your own risk - the rocks form a high cliff and some of the cave depressions are said to be quite deep.

chimney mountain new york

Getting There and Important Information

The parking area and trailhead are at King's Flow pond which is home to The Cabins at Chimney Mountain. The daily parking fee is $5 per car and done so on the honor system, at the parking entrance you'll see a sign and collection box. The mountain is on private property so only hiking activities are permitted. Camping however may be permitted near the top of the mountain which had trail markers to a camp sight.

chimney mountain trail new york
chimney mountain trail new york outhouse winter


©Copyright 2020 Dan Oliver

Photography exclusively by Dan Oliver unless otherwise stated and cited. Embedded maps are provided by Embed Google Map ( and map images shown are provided as stated and cited.


This website is provided for entertainment purposes only, and is not meant to serve as an instructional guide, or present itself as an authority for any of the locations written about. The locations mentioned, written, and photographed herein are nothing more than my personal adventure archive. If you are interested in visiting any locations you should not depend on the information in this website to plan any excursions. You should research a wide variety of informational sources, websites, hiking guide books and maps found elsewhere. Many locations are dangerous and potentially illegal to access which can lead to fines, injury or death even when prepared. I do not encourage anyone to trespass or put themselves or others in way of harm. This website, and therefore its’ owner/author, cannot assume any responsibility for anything you may incur while hiking or exploring any of these locations or anywhere on planet earth. Thank you for viewing!


bottom of page