Clingmans Dome, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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At an elevation of 2,025 m (6,643 ft or 1.25 mi), Clingmans Dome is both the tallest mountain of the Great Smokies and the highest point along the Appalachian Trail. Park your car near the summit and embark on 0.8 km (0.5 mi) walk to the observation tower atop the mountain. Note that while the trail is short and paved, it is very steep. Benches along the way provide a place to rest and catch your breath. The tower's observation platform provides panoramic views of the surrounding area, and handy signs help you identify points of interest. Bring a jacket with you; cold temperatures and rain are common here. See Clingmans Dome and all Great Smoky Mountains National Park has to offer by arranging your trip with our Great Smoky Mountains National Park holiday planner.
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  • This is an absolute must do if you are in the area!!! The views are just absolutely breathtaking!!! The walk up is paved, however, it is legit quite the incline - about 13% - the entire way... 
    This is an absolute must do if you are in the area!!! The views are just absolutely breathtaking!!! The walk up is paved, however, it is legit quite the incline - about 13% - the entire way...  more »
  • Great place to visit. The mountains are amazing! Get ready to hike but it is worth it. Plenty of photos ops and trails and rest areas. 
    Great place to visit. The mountains are amazing! Get ready to hike but it is worth it. Plenty of photos ops and trails and rest areas.  more »
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  • A must visit if you're any where close!
  • Worth the final walk up a very steep half mile path.

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