Elevation

6,643 ft / 2,025 m

#3 in North Carolina

#17,934 in United States

Prominence

4,503 ft / 1,373 m

#2 in North Carolina

#124 in United States

Summits

191 summits

Top climbing months

June   13%

July   13%

August   13%

Most climbed route

Summit Trail

1.3 mi • 343 ft gain

Highlights

  • Clingmans Dome is the highest point in Tennessee, and the highest point along the Appalachian Trail.
  • Clingmans Dome is the highest point in 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 is currently protected as part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
45 summits • 1.3 mi • 343 ft gain • 39 min
5 summits • 5.2 mi • 1,140 ft gain • 2 hr 31 min
1 summit • 24.9 mi • 5,555 ft gain • 8 hr 29 min

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