Cherokee to Clingmans Dome

EASY 6 reviews

Cherokee to Clingmans Dome is a 23 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Cherokee, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips and scenic driving and is best used from April until November.

DISTANCE
23.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5787 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

nature trips

scenic driving

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

scenic driving
1 month ago

Very pretty drive through the Smoky Mountains

scenic driving
4 months ago

This is a nice drive with great views traffic can be bad some times.

backpacking
4 months ago

5 months ago

scenic driving
11 months ago

A must when visiting Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Take the beautiful Newfound Gap Road to the equally beautiful Clingmans Dome Road. The Clingmans Dome Road is closed in the winter, but you can hike up if you are in very good shape and an experienced hiker.

scenic driving
Monday, June 16, 2014

This is a beautiful drive even when the traffic is heavy. When you get to Clingmans Dome, there is a half mile paved trail to the summit and then you get to hike up the observation tower.