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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.
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  • Average3%
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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
+1 865-654-4545

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank doublea91
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

Thank AngelBug1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The walk up is about 1/2 mile but it is a paved trail . We saw several elderly people and families with young children making the walk up but it is somewhat steep so take your time and if you have any type of mobility...More

Thank mrmoparhemi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How do you rate magnificence? Well, you can't but you can rate the parking. Not sure that is easy either but the day after Thanksgiving and there was not a spot to be found. If you go, just pack your patience. It's closed from Dec...More

Thank musicgirl911
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thought Clingmans Dome was closed for repairs but after our hike we found that it was open. Good fortune for us. If it's open you need to go for sure!

Thank Brian Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Dome Tower is closed until spring of next year. Please do not go around the closed sign & walk up to the Tower. The tower is in really bad shape so it's closed for renovations. As a retired Federal worker, I was very upset...More

6  Thank DianeER
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hike to the top of the mountain where Clingmans Dome is located is not a long one, only about a half mile each way. But it’s strenuous given the amount of incline the hike has. The entire hike is paved so it’s not the...More

Thank Brady D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Top of the World.... We have been here twice and it never ceases to take our breath away. The view is just amazing and breathtaking. We took the Andrews Bald trail this year when we came down in November. The view from there is awesome.....More

Thank Rick Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Dome Tower is closed but you may still walk around the Dome and the views are stupendous. It can get crowded so go mid week if possible. take a sandwich with you and stay awhile.

Thank L D
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10 November 2017|
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Response from Janet W | Reviewed this property |
the tower at Clingmans Dome has reopened. The road to the parking area at Clingmans Dome will close on 12/1 for the winter season. They still have a couple of weeks worth work to do on the tower that will be completed in... More
13 October 2017|
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Response from Janet W | Reviewed this property |
As others said...Clingmans Dome Road is closed at the end of November for the winter season. The tower us currently closed for renovation and will reopen in 2018. The views from Newfound Gap Overlook are very nice and if... More
20 September 2017|
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Response from Janet W | Reviewed this property |
The road to Clingmans Dome should open by the 1st of April. I would check at the Sugarland Visitor Center to make sure the road and the observation tower at Clingmans Dome are open.