Mount Buckley via Clingmans Dome Bypass Trail

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Mount Buckley via Clingmans Dome Bypass Trail is a 1.7 mile loop trail located near Bryson City, North Carolina that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length1.7 miElevation gain426 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingWalkingForestViewsNo dogs
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Clingmans Dome to Jenkins Knob.

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Brooke McKinney
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Closed until March!!! The road is closed about 7 miles away from trailhead.

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Casey Morriss
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Forgot to stop recording.... Wanted to HIGHLY recommend this loop as a way to the clingmans dome tower from the parking lot. The paved path part of this loop is the straight shot from pkg to twr and was crowded. The non - paved part was WAY less crowded and beautiful.

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joe loren
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Chuck Cosby
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Mark Morgan
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This might be one of my favorite hikes. The bypass and segment of the Appalachian trail are stunning, quiet and submerse you in the woods. Highly recommend! (Ignore that I forgot to stop the recording)

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Jason Reiling
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Love this trail and do it every time I am here

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Joshua Gilbert
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Great bypass trail. This is how we always go to the dome, avoid a crowded paved walkway and enjoy a easy, slightly up hill stroll in the woods. The trail can be pretty wet some days when it’s rained previously but it’s in good shape.

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Nicole Vital
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This well marked trail is a great way to avoid the crowds. Pretty wet in some parts

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Suzy Pearse
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Would consider taking the trail up to the dome and then paved trail down. Trail was great. Very rocky but very few people and we can say we walked the Appalachian

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Walid Chahine
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It was a really beautiful hike with my wife and my two kids (4 and 6). It is much better option than the paved road up to the Tower. We only saw two people, which was great.

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Michael Buhse
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Megan Torman Smith
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David Dornbrack
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Dakota Dornbrack
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Walid Chahine
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John Ashley
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Sarah Snyder
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John Kneebee
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Adam Halverson
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Tim Lewis
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We were so happy we took this route vs the crowded paved path. Barely anyone on this side and much more enjoyable. requires some effort as you ascend a rocky path but its all shade. Once to the top, it was so crowded and loud, we didn't want to stay more than two minutes. The views were great but not worth fighting the crowds. Also parking was a nightmare at 11am and worse at 3pm when we left.

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Jennifer Tant
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Gregory Tafelski
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Jason Mcalister
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Melissa Smith
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Francis Medley
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Chris Russell
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Amanda Sell
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Enjoyed taking the bypass trail up and the paved trail down. Perfect day!!

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Douglas Rogers
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The bypass trail is the prettiest way up

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Michele Griffith
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Mitchell K
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We took the paved portion on the way up and the hike portion on the way back down. The paved portion is crowded but the hike portion was super secluded. The trees, moss, rocks, and flowers are beautiful on the hike portion. And it's a good way to get away from the crowds. Highly recommended.

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