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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Sank Mathe (367)

9 Completed1 Reviews

Good steep walk . Takes about 30mins to get up. Views are limited in bad days

Leslie Reeder (43)

2 Completed1 Reviews

Don't go after rains because the dome accumulates twice what it gets below. Temp did not reach over 80 degrees this year. The winds can be a little strong and with the early morning dew it can be chilly so bring a light windbreaker or the like. The 0.5 trek has an increasingly tough incline so prepare to take breaks if needed and water if it's summer. We trekked to the top after a rain and was unable to view the beauty it provides. So choose your time wisely.

Loren Smith (793)

23 Completed5 Reviews

Gorgeous hike, but WAY crowded.

Shaunna Passmore (154)

3 Completed3 Reviews

We went on this hike earlier in the morning. We beat the crowds coming in. It is a wide paved path. Wish there were markings on the path to tell how far you've gone. It was cloudy when we got to the top so we couldn't really see a lot. Appalachian trail crosses at the peak. It was definitely easier on the way back. We will probably return in the off season and hopefully it will be clear.

Allison Galassie (59)

24 Completed1 Reviews

Kelly Santi (260)

9 Completed9 Reviews

Tanya Giannotti (280)

7 Completed5 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 (813)

17 Completed9 Reviews

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