Clingmans Dome Trail

#5 of 184 trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Clingmans Dome - Tennessee Highpoint Trail is a 1 mile out and back trail located near Cherokee, North Carolina that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking & walking and is accessible year-round.

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Kelly Santi (260)

9 Completed9 Reviews

Tanya Giannotti (133)

6 Completed4 Reviews

Natasha Goolsby (275)

15 Completed11 Reviews

Zachary Shaddix (94)

7 Completed1 Reviews

It's a steep hike, but not as bad as Max Patch or Chimney's. The view at sunrise and sunset are fantastic. It was great short hike with a rewarding view at the end. I'll go back.

James Short (773)

17 Completed9 Reviews

Steep 1/2 mile walk but the view is great!

Jeff Waldrip (829)

56 Completed11 Reviews

Sydney Herrington (171)

35 Completed5 Reviews

It's an all uphill climb but totally worth it! The view from the dome is breathtaking

Holly Chester (429)

24 Completed22 Reviews

Short 1/2 mile walk to top. Very steep. So high you can feel the thin air.

Jana Hays (363)

11 Completed7 Reviews

Even though we went on Monday morning, it was super crowded. The view was nice, but we didn't enjoy it because of amount of people and "noisy" children. The trail is super easy and takes maybe 30 minutes out and back.

Cody Trimm (352)

12 Completed8 Reviews

A short, crowded walk up to it. Unfortunately it was very foggy the day I went, but I know from other people that the views are amazing on a clear day.