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Can’t believe this is only #10 on the top things to do in The Smokey Mountains!!! The hike up was well paved, the t has stops along the way for people to rest. I thought this was done highlight in the Park! I saw people...More
We hiked up a semi-steep, well paved road to see the tops of the mountains. If you experience vertigo, the walkway at the top might make you feel dizzy. My husband had to walk back down, because the height was too much for him.
A trek to the top of Clingmans Dome is quite literally the “high point” of a visit to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Straddling the North Carolina-Tennessee border, Clingmans Dome is the third highest peak in the Tar Heel State, the highest elevation in...More
We were disappointed that the observation tower was still closed. We were told it would open this week “weather permitting.” Views still beautiful from the parking lot. If you collect National Park cancellation stamps, the visitor center has the Smoky Mountain one, as well as...More
We visited in the hopes of going up the newly renovated tower, but it was not opened up yet as advertised. So we were a little disappointed with that. We ended up walking a short trail around to the Appalachian Trail and making our way...More
Although it is listed as an easy hike with a paved walkway and only one mile, be warned that it is still straight up to the tower. It was cloudy so the view was obscured but the temperature change was neat to experience. Would recommend...More
The tallest point in Tennessee isn't for everyone. Its rough getting to the top. If you can handle the drive along with all the traffic, let alone with the full parking lot at the top of the mountain. It is not recommended to be in...More
Great views once you get to the top. Very steep climb to the top, it feels like weights are weighing you down as you continue up the steep trail. Make sure you are wearing proper footwear. I was wearing converse when we made the trek...More
Clingmans Dome is the name of the mountain. The road to the Clingmans Dome parking area is a bit curvy and there are some drop offs. I would think your husband's problem would be that road more than the .5 mile paved hike... More
Clingmans Dome is the name of the mountain. The road to the Clingmans Dome parking area is a bit curvy and there are some drop offs. I would think your husband's problem would be that road more than the .5 mile paved hike up to the observation tower. He could walk the paved path and wait at the base of the observation tower while you walk the ramp to the top of the tower.
If you are planning on hiking anywhere in the park, try to be there as early in the day as possible. There is lots of parking at Clingmans Dome but it will fill quickly. I suggest 7-8 AM. ..especially if it is part of the... More
If you are planning on hiking anywhere in the park, try to be there as early in the day as possible. There is lots of parking at Clingmans Dome but it will fill quickly. I suggest 7-8 AM. ..especially if it is part of the 4th of July week. I presume you are doing Andrew's Bald or doing part of the AT.
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If you want to hike some less popular trails, check out trails in the Tremont area...Middle Prong or Spruce Flats Falls, but there are others.