Just drive into the park on US-441 passing Gatlinburg (Sugarlands GSMNP Visitor Center & Park HQ) on the north or the Eastern Cherokee Indian Reservation (Oconaluftee GSMNP Visitor Center) on the south. For those coming from the north and east, I-40 is the closest Interstate.
Clingmans Dome Trail is a 1.3 mile out and back trail located near Cherokee, NC that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash wheelchair friendly kid friendly hiking walking forest views wild flowers wildlife