I recently visited Clingmans Dome in the Smoky Mountains. Located along the state line between Tennessee and North Carolina, it’s the highest point in Tennessee at 6,643 feet, as well as the highest point in the Smoky Mountains National Park.
It’s a very popular tourist destination, so visitors should arrive early if they don’t wish to walk long distances. There’s also a 1/2 mile paved path leading up a steep grade to an observation tower, which offers spectacular 360-degree views! Along the way are many seating areas, and a gift shop. A restroom is also available.
Here are a few photographs –
Walking to the top, one encounters the Appalachian Trail crossing Clingmans Dome, marking the highest point along the 2,144 miles from Georgia to Maine.
Here’s a short video taken from the observation tower –
Visit my gallery at Pixels for prints of Clingmans Dome!