Clingman’s Dome is steep, but the view from the parking lot is almost as good as the view at the top.
When it comes to highpoints, none receive more visitors than Clingmans Dome, the highpoint of Tennessee. Standing at 6644 feet, the mountain, which sits on the Tennessee and North Carolina border, is the third highest point east of the Mississippi River behind only Mt. Mitchell and Mt. Craig in North Carolina.
Clingmans Dome sits in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and it is just one of many places worthy of a visit while spending time in the park. For those looking to avoid a long hike, a trip during the warmer months of the year (April-December) allows one to have the opportunity to drive near the top of the mountain and take the half-mile trail to the summit. If you go during the winter months, the Clingmans Dome road is closed, making the journey a bit longer.
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