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2022-10-24 GSMNP-007 Chimney Tops & Clingmans Dome
|Event Location:||Great Smoky Mountains National Park from Chimney Tops Parking Lot|
|Date(s) & Time:||Mon, Oct 24 2022 8:00 am >> Mon, Oct 24 2022 12:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Aug 1 2022 7:04 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sun, Oct 23 2022 6:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||Approx. 4 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Bill Wey|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||8|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||1 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
<<< Chimney Tops from Chimney Tops Trail Trailhead >>>
This is one of the most popular hikes in the GSMNP. It’s among the top choices of visitors looking for a wide open panoramic views from the summit. It also leaves plenty of our time for the day to explore anything else in the park.
We will meet and start from the Chimney Tops Trail Trailhead. It is a continuous climbing of 2.25 miles to the top of the summit with one of the best views in the park.
<<< Clingmans Dome >>>
We’ll take a short drive from the Chimney Tops parking lot to the Clingmans Dome parking lot, and then hike to Clingmans Dome. This is the highest point in the GSMNP park and the entire Appalachian Trail.
The event duration does NOT include our travelling/ driving time. Our duration time is an estimate, and we need to have some flexibility.
|How to Get There:|
Use Google Address:
Chimney Tops Trail Trailhead, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
From anywhere you’re coming.
You can also use Google Address:
"Oconaluftee Visitor Center, 1194 Newfound Gap Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719" as your destination.
It is about 16 miles to Newfound Gap parking lot on US-441 N beyond the Oconaluftee Visitor Center at the entrance of GSMNP.
Chimney Tops trail Trailhead is about 6.1 miles further once you past the Newfound Gap on US-441 N.
1. This event may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not satisfactory for an enjoyable outing.
2. Itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of the trip leader.
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