Overview. This is a short 'drive-up' hike that has an incredible view of Red River Gorge. It's particularly beautiful at dawn/dusk and is a must-do hike for any visitor. Some of the best photographs of the Gorge area are taken from this vantage point.
Trailhead. From KY-715, turn onto Chimney Top Road and follow it until it ends at the trailhead parking lot for Chimney Top and Princess Arch Trails. [map]
Trail navigation. There's nothing to this hike - simply walk out on the partially paved trail until you reach the lookout point at the end.
CAUTION. Chimney Top Rock is the number one place for fatalities in Red River Gorge. Do NOT go past the fences and take care to stay a safe distance from the cliff's edge.