Clingman's Dome Tower in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Completed in 1959, this new observation tower is on top of the Park's highest peak - elevation 6642 feet. From this point can be seen breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains in every direction. The Tower is reached by an easy half-mile paved trail from the parking area on Clingman's Dome.
Parking area at Clingman's Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Clingman's Overlook - Elevation 6311 Feet - Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Named for Gen. Thomas L. Clingman, 1812-1897. In the 1850's he was responsible for the first trail from Indian Gap to Clingman's Dome. From this parking area a 1/2 mile paved trail leads to an observation tower on the summit of Clingman's Dome the highest peak in the Park - Elevation 6643 feet.