Backpack Chimney Top Loop

Koomer Ridge Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

Backpack through the Daniel Boone National Forest to a number of unique rock formations.

Start out on Koomer Ridge Trail to see Hidden Arch. You will then head into the Right Fork Chimney Top Creek watershed, where you'll spend the night.

The next day, hike along Buck Ridge to Sheltowee Trace Trail. Gray's Arch is located off of this trail. After stopping at the arch, rejoin Sheltowee Trace. Camp the second night at lower Right Fork Chimney Top Creek.

The last day requires a steep climb to Koomer Ridge. The ridgeline will lead you back to the trailhead.

Photo Credit: US Forest Service – Southern Region

Distance

10.7 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

40 ft Gain

Type

Loop

Activities

Camping, Backpacking, Hiking

Dog Friendly
Forest
River
Scenic

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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Beautiful Scenery

Gf and I did this hike several weeks ago from chimney rock toward the left there was another rock formation you can hike and climb up the rocks it was called half moon arch

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