Chimney Tops Trail is one of the most popular trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, it is also one of the steepest and rockiest trails in the park. Crews have been working on the trail since 2012. Now crews that started working at the trailhead in 2012 have made it almost to the top. The trail work and improvements should be completed by the middle of October. The trail was badly eroded in areas and when it rained the trail had water drainage problems that posed problems for hikers. The Chimney Tops Trail improvement project is the second Trails Forever Project.