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Hiking Chimney Canyon - Hidden Splendor Hiking Chimney Canyon
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RATING: Long Dayhike / Easy Backpack
LENGTH: 8+ hours
WATER: Chimney Canyon has several springs and seeps. Expect 7-8 miles to first water.
FLASHFLOOD: Low
SEASON: Fall, Winter, Spring
Sun Hi:41 Lo:21 Mon Hi:40 Lo:22 Tue Hi:40 Lo:23 Wed Hi:43 Lo:23 Thu Hi:41 Lo:23
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Chimney Canyon has to be one of the most overlooked areas in the Swell. From Hidden Splendor, it is a somewhat hefty 7-8 miles one way to the confluence of the North and South Forks of Chimney Canyon. This is more than most will want to tackle for a day hike, though it makes a very pleasant overnight trip. There are some old mining ruins at the confluence, and a good spring, making it a great place to setup base camp and explore the upper forks unencumbered by heavy packs. When wonder dog and I visited, we didn't see footprints or other signs of people after the first couple of miles.

In late spring or early fall, bugs can be a problem.

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