Chimney Peak is located deep in the heart of Olympic National Park, in the center of the Olympic mountain range. Chimney Peak is situated west of the Anderson massif and south of Crystal Peak. Waters drain into the Elwha and Quinault rivers. Chimney Peak and its south ridge are famous for the towering rugged cliffs which spill many waterfalls into Enchanted Valley, which is a backpacker's quintessential destination. The approach to Chimney Peak starts on the Enchanted Valley Trail, but departs from the trail at 9 miles from the trailhead. The trail continues though the Quinault Rainforest until it reaches the chalet at 13 miles, where at 2000 feet elevation you are below Chimney Peak. Marvel at the many waterfalls, bears, and deer in this valley.
Prominence: 997 feet.
Refer to "Climber's Guide to the Olympic Mountains" by Olympic Mountain Rescue for information on approaches and climbing routes.
The name derives from a square chimney-like tower on the west side of the peak.
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1941|
|First successful climber(s):||Tolvo J. Nelson of USGS|
|Nearest major airport:||Seattle-Tacoma|
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NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
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