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Address: 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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Be in shape. This is a steep hike to the top. It is so worth it when you get to the top. It is amazing with amazing views. Bring your camera the views are outstanding. It feels... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be in shape. This is a steep hike to the top. It is so worth it when you get to the top. It is amazing with amazing views. Bring your camera the views are outstanding. It feels like heaven up here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This "hike" (is more of a long uphill paved walk) to Tennessee's highest point is a must do. The 360 degree view from the observation tower brings to mind a line from an old 70s song, namely "I'm on top of the world looking down on creation." However, let me say that while it's more wAlk than hike, it is... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled Newfound Gap Road twice during our visit to the Smoky Mountains. On our first arrival at Clingmans Dome we arrived as it began raining. Parking lot was completely full and the drive back toward Gatlinburg was very wet and dangerous due to the rainfall. The following day we decided to once again try to make it to Clingmans... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clingmans Dome is the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is the highest point in Tennessee, and the third highest mountain east of the Mississippi. Expect the drive up to take awhile and temperatures will drop 20 degrees cooler, the kids like to watch our thermostat drop as we go up. You can drive up and... More 

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Franklinton, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very steep, but also very short. I pushed my two daughters up to the top in a stroller, and definitely got my workout it. It was definitely harder coming down though!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Long, steep, strenuous walk to the top. Be advised that it is a long drive and then walk up the mountain on a paved walking path. Even in summer months you may encounter cold temperatures and snow on the ground at that elevation. The view at the top made the walk worth it. Very windy and chilly at the top.... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Clingmans Dome is a must see over look located on top of route 441 near New Found Gap. Be aware that this area closes down for the winter because of the unpredictable weather in this area. Currently it is closed and will reopen in the spring. Not sure when it reopens. Maybe Google it and it will have the info.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We didn't actually make it to Clingman's dome but I wanted to warn others - the morning we planned to visit in mid October was very cold and the road to Clingman's Dome was CLOSED! They had snow and ice overnight so I don't blame them for closing the road but keep that in mind when you are vacationing in... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Amazaning view and the way to reach there. Make sure you have a good weather around when you reach there..fall is the best time.

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Independence, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The view from Clingman's Dome really is one of the most breathtaking sights I have ever seen. It is a LONG, windy drive to the top, but it is worth it. The first time I was there back in 2012 it was an early morning in the summer and there was hardly anyone else there besides my girlfriend and I.... More 

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