Clingmans Dome

Clingmans Dome is the highest mountain in the Great Smoky Mountains, the highest point in Tennessee, and the highest point along the Appalachian Trail. Clingmans Dome is currently protected as part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A paved road, closed in winter (December 1 through March 31), runs to the summit. The concrete observation tower offers a panoramic view.

Clingmans Dome SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by catamount

162 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Sep 21, 2016. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs. Based on the summit log, the most popular climbing routes and hiking trails to the summit are The Summit Trail, Summit Road and Summit trail.

Others who’ve summited Clingmans Dome

  • xpda
  • madeinus
  • amadisofgaul
  • tjwayne
  • StoneMan
  • sli74
  • mposner
  • GeoDaniel
  • DrFunktastik
  • darnella
  • MadTom
  • pacesetter33
  • SDHiker
  • smizar
  • roald
  • william.musser
  • sabresfan13
  • king2756
  • srphilip
  • NspctrGdgt
  • hansuecker
  • baggernance
  • vosser
  • bwible10
  • nicolefox
  • jasonfoisset1
  • Centrespectre
  • edwandall
  • cballen
  • james.guzman.12
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Routes Used trails & approaches

38% The Summit Trail

24% Summit Road

8% Summit trail

7% Appalachian Trail

5% Appalachian Trail Northbound

4% AT

4% Appalachian Trail Southbound

3% Appalachian Trail from Newfound Gap

1% Forney Ridge Trail

1% Clingmans Dome Bypass Trail

1% AT from Fork Ridge Trail access


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