Great Smoky Mountains National Park


Legacy Project: Chimney Tops Trail

Chimney Tops Trail, one of the most popular trails in the Smokies, offers hikers spectacular views. However, the trail is steep and receives 80+ inches of rain each year resulting in extreme erosion and leads to dangerous hiking conditions. This project supports the second phase of a three-year technical trail reconstruction effort to rebuild and create a more sustainable operation for this popular park experience.

Make a Lasting Impact for Your National Parks

Support Legacy Projects that help preserve and improve America’s national parks. Please to help make a lasting impact for parks, and help ensure that future generations will be able to experience the history and culture of these treasured places.

The National Park Foundation Legacy Project pilot program is one of the many ways NPF is investing in the future of our national parks. Your gift will help this project and others supported by NPF.


Legacy Project Park
Fossil Discovery Trail Exhibits Big Bend National Park
Peddocks Island Trails Boston Harbor Islands
Conservation Corps Glacier National Park
Native Plant Nursery Grand Canyon National Park
Chimney Tops Trail Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Cliff Palace Stabilization Mesa Verde National Park
Youth Exploration Area Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Dumbarton Oaks Park Restoration Rock Creek Park
Rincon Mountain Visitor Center Exhibits Saguaro National Park
Panoramic Trail Sequoia National Park
Tenaya Lake Trail Yosemite National Park