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“Nice view”
Review of Clingmans Dome

Clingmans Dome
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The Great Smoky Mountain National Park Tour by Helicopter
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Owner description: The highest peak in the park.
Huntington, West Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
77 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Nice view”
Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

Hiked up with the kids are recent trip. We do much more adventurous hiking typically and the paved path while helpful does seem to take away from the feeling of hiking and nature in general. The view is incredible and worth the short up hill trek. There are even lots of benches for those needing to rest while heading up.

Visited September 2013
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Perry, Ohio
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“It is a tough Hike”
Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

It is paved, but not an easy hike. Have been there several times. When it is clear, it is awesome. When it is overcast or foggy, sight is limited, but is really pretty cool in its own rite. It is cooler up there, so if going in the fall or spring, bring a sweatshirt or jacket.

Visited October 2012
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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Tough hike!”
Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Don't let the pavement fool you! This is not an easy hike up to the top, but if you go and there is I fog, it's way worth it.

Visited September 2013
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Bradenton
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Loved it but be warned its not easy!”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Clingmans Dome was awesome the views were spectacular. In the middle of the summer we had to wear jackets because it was super cold. Just be warned its not an easy to moderate walk because its very steep. I have a bad knee and had to stop quite a few times up to the top. Once your up to the top the views are spectacular! The walk down is also strenous. It really is worth the hike and we loved it.

Visited August 2013
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Lake Mary, Florida
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Spectacular Views!!”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

This was a beautiful hike!! It is a paved trail but it is steep!!! Just beautiful views! It is like you can see for miles and mile and miles!!! It was also kind of cold up there!!!

Visited June 2013
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