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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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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 8 November 2017

We took the drive to Clingman’s Dome during our stay in the Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge area in late October. Though the actual tower was closed for repairs we walked about and had magnificent views of the Great Smokeys. I believe at 6,600 feet the Dome...More

Thank ricardomnt
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Super special! Lots of people, but it’s big enough that it doesn’t feel crowded. It’s so worth the winding road trip up the mountain! Be prepared for at least a 20 degree drop in temperature from the bottom to the top.

Thank Shardin1969
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Our family of six look forward to the hike every time we visit the Mountains. Even with a mild hip and foot disability I am able to complete the hike. Just don't forget water.

Thank JDWilliamson-CP
Reviewed 3 November 2017

I came several years ago and again a week ago. We first went on a Saturday and it was extremely crowded. There was a steady stream of cars parked along the road so the roadway was slow. We were fortunate to get a parking place...More

Thank ShirleyE601
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Went here in late in October to see the views. My group and I made the trip up the mountain on a weekday, so it was busy, but not as bad as a weekend would be. It took at least an hour to travel up...More

1  Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Seven miles from Newfound Gap, this is a must-see place when your get to the Great Smoky Mountains. It is the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains. You can see very far in a sunny day! Big advice, plan this one first and get...More

Thank Huagang C
Reviewed 29 October 2017

By far the most miserable day in the park! The tower has been closed for a long time with no notice at the entrance to that road. You found out when you arrived after enduring all the traffic and waiting. Traffic was terrible with stopping...More

Thank pamelagay2015
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We took the steep strenuous hike up to the tower...which was closed, so there wasn't really much to see once you got to the top. The views were better just from the parking lot area. We didn't get to see much for very long though...More

1  Thank jamaha2002
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Maybe we are just doomed when it comes to Clingmans Dome. We tried to go a few years ago, arriving only to learn that the road to the top was closed. I checked for road closures this time - all was a go - only...More

2  Thank Rooindie
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Great scenic ride to highest elevation in Tennessee. Love the many pull-offs that dot the highway to the top. We went at a time when it was extremely busy with visitors. You should leave early in the morning if you are going to park at...More

Thank Charlie B
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Michelle G
2 February 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
Cindy K
31 January 2018|
Response from sorabh | Reviewed this property |
Could not understand the Question Please elaborate Thanks
Cindy K
31 January 2018|
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Response from musicgirl911 | Reviewed this property |
no - not until later in Spring