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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
+1 865-654-4545
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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 yesterday

We have visited Clingman's Dome at least 10 times. It has always had awesome views, except one time when it was raining and fog hid everything. Sunrise is the best time to come! Come early in order to find a parking place.

Thank Anita K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Don't rush to the top, take your time and enjoy the hummingbirds on the side by the wildflowers. Picture taken by me

Thank Futbolking
Reviewed yesterday

Be prepared to hike the 1/2 mile up the mountain, but gorgeous views at the top. Signage is great explaining what you are seeing. Appalachian Trail is at the top too! There are benches so you can stop and take a break hiking up or...More

Thank tkauffman
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are so lucky to go to this site on a "rare occasion" day when you have clear skies then it would be a million dollar view. It is cool that it is the highest point of the smokys and on the Appalachian trail...More

Thank kel223
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a wide paved road that you can walk all the way to the top. It is very simple to access but get there early because it gets crowded. Make sure you go on a day that it's not cloudy so you have a...More

1  Thank TheGreenAuthor
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice expensive views of the mountains. Pretty easy hike. Is crowed with people. Has a small gift shop and bathrooms located there

1  Thank PharmIDGirl
Reviewed 3 days ago

Of course the day we decided to go to Clingmans Dome the weather didn't cooperate, but it was still worth the trip! The drive up the mountain is beautiful. The .5 mile walk from the parking lot to Clingmans Dome will get ones heart pumping...More

1  Thank Mjsfurkids
Reviewed 3 days ago

We love this place. The scene was breath taking. Good for exercising or hiking. The only setback was the public toilet need more attention.

1  Thank Julius T
Reviewed 4 days ago

Always beautiful, but a steep walk, not for those who are out of shape. Am always glad I"m not the only one gasping for breath by the top. Kiddo loved it as well.

2  Thank Sydney1976
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Best view of the smokies. Try to go on a sunny day as it adds to the range of the view of the smokies.

2  Thank Tanveer H
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Approximate time it takes to walk up to deck?
1 May 2017|
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Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
Depends on how close you can park to the actual trail, your age and fitness, and how many days you have been in the area to acclimate to the altitude of 6000 feet. The trail is a strip of pavement straight up the... More
Does anyone know what time the Clingmans Dome opens? I wanted to try my best to beat the heavier traffic
3 April 2017|
Response from Gene H | Reviewed this property |
Katiee Elizabeth, the road to Clingmans Dome is closed during the winter, December 1 through March 31. So as of last weekend, April 1st, it is open. Keep in mind we can get some nasty late snow at the higher elevations and... More
How do I get my name on the list for tickets that may become available for the Solar Eclipse at Clingmans Dome or the other two Park viewing sites?
31 March 2017|
Response from Gene H | Reviewed this property |
Contact the Park Directly and or the Great Smoky Mountain Association at 8654367318 they will have all the details. I did not place any "dashes" in the ph # so this posting is not rejected. This promises to be a big event so... More