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HikingGreat!IcyRockySnow

Amazing hike, very beautiful with the snow. A very technical hike of there is snow due to an abundance of ice. Still doable of you have the right gear and mentality.

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The Tennessee high point. I could not see anything last the clouds.

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Gorgeous but super icy

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HikingIcyMuddy

Incredibly beautiful. There were a few icy patches so be careful. We hiked up to the cave and back. So awesome

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HikingGreat!IcyMuddyRocky

it was beautiful! a bit slick in some parts but it was amazing

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Beautiful but very icy!

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Mathew Fiegleman reviewed Clingmans Dome Observation Tower Trail
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HikingGreat!

Not too hard, great views!

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A awesome hike!! Great views. Worth the trip.

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We did not realize the road to Clingman’s Dome was closed beginning in December (our bad). We ended up “hiking” up the road you take to drive up to the top, and a handful of others did the same. The road up is a steady climb for 7 miles. After 7 miles, you reach the parking lot where you would normally park. From there, it’s another about .5 miles up to the observation tower. This last .5, like others have said, is pretty steep. However, when you get to the top, you get some pretty incredible views. The bonus of having the road closed is that very few people are willing to make the trek on foot all the way up. We were completely alone at the top, which was awesome.

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HikingGreat!Muddy

got there early 1/2/21 right as the sun came up started off a bit chilly but warmed up throughout the hike. ended up having a road close so we took the rainbow falls trailhead to the top of the peak a 12 ish mile hike. less people as we went up got a bit of sunshine at the top over all best hike i’ve done so far :)

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I did this hike after chimney Tops so I had to park super far. There were tonssss of people but the higher up you went, the less people there were. Super cool views on the way. It was a bit icy but not nearly as bad as some other trails.

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Christian Karavangelos reviewed Peregrine Peak via Alum Cave Bluffs Trail
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WORTH IT. Went 1/2/21 on a Saturday. It was really ~5.5 miles round trip (not 4.1) to the big crevice below the peak. Weather was fantastic. The parking lot and roads were packed, BUT the trail was wide and it felt like there was plenty of space for everyone. Saw quite a few young kids, and we carried our children up. Beautiful creek that you follow, multiple bridged crossings, and lots of scenic views on the way up. Also a good varied bit of terrain. After the crevice the grade increases quickly (at least for a short while). It’s another 2-3 miles to LeConte and a few other peaks. Will be back to try someday.

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Muddy, most of ice has melted. Very worth it!

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HikingGreat!IcyMuddySnow

Very nice trail but it might get confusing on how far you are walking so make sure you know you’re destination at the start and be on the lookout for it.

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Too crowded and icy in December.

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Icy and muddy, but spectacular - even with the fog.

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