Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park stands as the highest point in the park and in the state of Tennessee. Extending upward beyond the peak is an observation deck providing a panoramic view of the Southern Appalachian Mountains from above the treeline. Clingmans Dome is a popular destination and and one of the most accessible peaks in the Smoky Mountains. There is a one-half mile paved walking trail to the summit.
The elevation of Clingmans Dome is 6,643 feet (2,025 meters), and it is located directly on the Tennessee and North Carolina state border within Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The summit is accessible by a seven mile road to a large parking area, and then there is a one-half mile paved walking path to the observation tower.
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