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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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  • Very good21%
  • 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

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Reviewed today 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
Reviewed 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank HikerNova
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 December 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

Thank doublea91
Reviewed 30 November 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!

Thank AngelBug1
Reviewed 28 November 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

Reviewed 28 November 2017 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 26 November 2017 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 23 November 2017 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
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11 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
14 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.