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Clingmans Dome

7 miles off US-441 on the Clingmans Dome Road, About 19.6 Miles from Sugarlands Visitor Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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The highest peak in the park.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
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“highest point” (132 reviews)
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7 miles off US-441 on the Clingmans Dome Road, About 19.6 Miles from Sugarlands Visitor Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was here the day after the 2017 eclipse, and was very busy (not sure how normal it was) great views of the park and surrounding area.

Thank ShadowGecko-1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have been up there several time in the last 40 years. It gets a little harder as we get older but still worth it. We took friends here who are our age but not quite as fit. They did make it...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I always tell people this is the absolute worst home I've ever done. It's tough for people who aren't in shape!!! It is paved and very steep. But the view at the top 😍😍 I wouldn't do it again but I would highly recommend doing...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You just have to see the view at sunset from Clingman’s Dome! You can easily drive there yourself but make sure you leave enough time so that you do not miss sunset. I stayed around for an hour after the sun started to set and...More

Thank Keith E
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Reviewed January 18, 2018

We drove up the road about 7 miles of of awesome views. There area a few places to pull off and look out. GO EARLY to avoid the traffic and get a place to park in the lot. We were there in October early in...More

Thank zahale
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

If you a hiker, getting to Clingmans Dome will be a piece of cake. It gets very crowded as everyone and their grandma feels that if they manage to push themselves up the paved hill; they have actually hiked in the Smokies!! Apologies for the...More

1  Thank HikerNova
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Reviewed December 30, 2017

Yes, after many years, the top observation area needs rebuilding, so you can't get the absolutely best panoramic views yet. The views you do get, the rocks and trees you come close to, the walk in the fresh mountain air are still great and reason...More

Thank Ontario76
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Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

Clingman's Dome is about 7 miles off the main road. And once you get there there's a half a mile hike up to the spiral winding observation point, where you'll get breathtaking views of the park. It is well worth the hike, but be advised...More

1  Thank doublea91
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Reviewed November 30, 2017 via mobile

It was a fun, slightly challenging hike (some were out of breath at the top), the sunset views were amazing. A must see!

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Reviewed November 28, 2017

It was eye opening to see how out of shape I was, however, when I saw fit people struggling, I did not feel as bad. It's steep and strenuous. I felt many of times to quit and I was not the only one. The tower...More

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Larry S
February 21, 2018|
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Response from JohnandPam | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are benches that you can rest Aton the way up.
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Michelle G
February 1, 2018|
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Response from Paris_TnRay |
The Clingmans Dome road itself is listed at seven miles from route 441...from the NFG parking lot to Clingmans Dome road is about 300 feet. Ray
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