Clingman's Dome Climbing Notes
Please submit any useful information about climbing Clingman's Dome that may be useful to other climbers. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Clingman's Dome, as well as the logistics of climbing to the summit.
August 22, 2020
Silas from United States
We hiked the mountain in early May. I was surprised it snowed. Up to half a foot fell, but that’s not normal. In July it was balmy and felt nice, so we hiked all day.
December 14, 2015
Walter Meek from United States
I was wondering what the conditions are on AT from Newfound gap to Clingmans dome. I plan to hike it Sunday.
February 09, 2013
Jeb from United States
From the parking lot at Newfound Gap to the base of the tower on Clingman's Dome is 7.8 miles. I can't tell you about the possibility of snow. I'm in Mississippi. I was up there a few months ago and from what I could see, there's no way to get up there other than drive or walk. And, as you said, the road is closed.... Good Luck....
February 07, 2013
Laurel from United States
Trying to hike up to Clingman's dome Fri around noon. I know the road is closed but how much snow is on the way up? How far is it from parking lot? Trying to estimate ability to get to the top on Fri. Are there options like snowmobile ride up etc...? Will be hiking Le Conte Sat but love Clingman and don't want to be so close and miss it. Any suggestions welcome.