Chimneys State Natural Area

Chimneys State Natural Area features two massive pinnacles of sandstone that rise 200 feet from the floor of Pocket Gorge within the Cumberland Plateau in Marion County, Tenn. These towering geologic features have been sculpted throughout time by Pocket Creek, which winds around a natural bridge their base.

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Latitude: 35.234149 Longitude: -85.588209 Elevation: 1863 ft
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Jenni Frankenberg Veal

Recreational Opportunities

Chimneys State Natural Area offers scenic overlooks of the Chimneys and Pocket Gorge, a remote stretch of privately owned wilderness along the Cumberland Plateau. Public access is allowed within the 33-acre natural area, but there are no developed trails. Chimneys Scenic Park, a 7-acre public park located adjacent to the natural area, offers views of the Chimneys, as well as a picnic area and pavilion for public use.

Seasons Accessible

The natural area is open year-round.

How to Get There

Chimneys State Natural Area is accessible via State Highway 108 between Whitwell and Palmer, Tenn. Turn on Pocket Road and proceed about six miles. The entrance to Chimneys Scenic Park (a small public park adjacent to the natural area) is on the left just before a church.


No fees.

ADA Accessibility Notes

The area is not ADA accessible.

Pet Friendly Notes

Dogs on leashes are allowed on the trails. Horseback riding, ATVs and bikes are prohibited within state natural areas.


miss those mtns.

bill miller, 4/16/2017

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