Chimney Mountain

Featured photo of Chimney Mountain

Although it is not one of the Adirondacks 46ers, it is unique with its natural chimney rock formation that rivals the skills of many masons, overlooking the magnificent Adirondacks peaks, in all seasons especially the foliage in the Fall.

Elevation (feet): 2,721
Elevation (meters): 829
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Adirondacks
State: New York
Latitude: 43.6928
Longitude: -74.2108
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Albany, Glens Falls
Convenient Center: Indian Lake N.Y.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 12 trip reports for Chimney Mountain.

Select any entry from the list below:

  • Log #20769 - by Lauren Way on May 06, 2007
    I climbed Chimney Mountain with my Outdoor Physical Education Class on May 6, 2007. Eighteen students, two teachers, and two alumni who served as guides climbed the mountain and explored Eagle Cave....
  • Log #19074 - by Jonathan Feustel on Feb 14, 2006
    the climb up was very quick steep at the end. there are caves all around the peak and in the valley. many hidden Jems. farthest distance into a cave 230 feet (40 foot belay)
  • Log #10546 - by James A. Acre on Oct 11, 2004
    Short hike (but quite a climb) to the peak but found that the cave was across the valley. Spent 2.5 hours in the cave exploring... Great time overall.
  • Log #10547 - by Daniel Leeds on Oct 08, 2004
    I spent time on Chimney two years ago and loved it.I just lost my 28 year old son too drugs.this has crushed me inside,he was my only flesh and blood that I knew of being adopted.I can not seem to...
  • Log #10548 - by KYLE BELLINGER on Sep 08, 2004
  • Log #10549 - by Steve Mathe on Aug 20, 2004
    Chimney mountain may be small, but it's a fun hike that affords great rock climbing and caving opportunities once at the top. I got my start on chimney, and since have climbed Midi and Mont Blanc in...
  • Log #10550 - by Carla on Dec 15, 2002
    We climbed this peak in summer of 2001, but we couldn't find the path that leads us to the caves. Is it before or after you reach the top of the mountain? The directions we had were sketchy at best....
  • Log #10551 - by Gary Ludlum on Sep 19, 2002
    Beautiful place. I used to work at the Boy Scout Camp that was named after the Mountain and was located at the base. Rock climbing, rappelling, as well as the caves, were all just a small portion of...
  • Log #10552 - by Ted and Misty and Atom and Ju Keenan on Nov 08, 2001
    We first climbed this mountain together in 1997 when our son Atom was three yrs. old and our son Justice was not yet thought of. We have climbed several times since and got married on top of Chimney...
  • Log #10553 - by steve m on Feb 17, 2001
    chimney mnt. is a great day hike. besides it's unique geological formations there are scores of cave openings in the rift between the two summit ridges and in the west wall itself. there is ice in...
  • Log #10554 - by Bill Schultz on Sep 05, 2000
    Chimney Mountain is a fantastic place. I will definitely be making a nother trip there soon.
  • Log #10555 - by Jeffrey Finnegan on June 22, 2000
    It is such a short hike for the best the Adirondacks has to offer.