Chimney Top Rock - Red River Gorge Geological Area, KY, US
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Crazy4horses
N 37° 49.350 W 083° 37.384
17S E 269127 N 4189363
Quick Description: Located in Red River gorge geological area on Chimney Top Trail #235
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 1/3/2017 3:11:32 PM
Waymark Code: WMTRM8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
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Long Description:
Chimney Top is a sandstone rock formation which resembles a large chimney . It raises some 500-feet above the valley floor. Chimney Top occurs along a cliff that developed within the Corbin Sandstone Member of the Grundy Formation. The cliff itself is between 150- and 200-ft high. Chimney Top Rock is isolated by a deep joint or fracture that separates the rock mass from the main ridge to the east, forming a ?chimney-like feature. This joint has been enlarged and expanded by the freezing and thawing water in the joint and by water running down and along the joint surface. You can see the fracture as you walk over the small connecting bridge from the ridgeline to the viewing platform.
Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Parking Coordinates: N 37° 49.504 W 083° 37.078

Access fee (In local currency): .00

Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.: no

Requires 4x4 vehicle to visit.: no

Public Transport available: no

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