Clingmans Dome (or Clingman's Dome) is a mountain in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina, in the southeastern United States. At an elevation of 6,643 feet (2,025 m), it is the highest mountain in the Smokies, the highest point in the state of Tennessee, and the highest point along the 2,174-mile (3,499 km) Appalachian Trail. It is also the third highest point in all of Eastern North America, after the nearby Mount Mitchell (6,684 feet or 2,037 metres) and Mount Craig (6,647 feet or 2,026 metres).
Clingmans Dome has two subpeaks: 6,560-foot (2,000 m) Mount Buckley to the west and 6,400-foot (1,950 m) Mount Love to the east. The headwaters of several substantial streams are located on the slopes of Clingmans Dome, namely Little River on the north slope, and Forney Creek and Noland Creek (both tributaries of the Tuckasegee River) on the south slope. The mountain is located entirely within the Tennessee River watershed.
Clingmans Dome is protected as part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A paved road connects it to U.S. Highway 441 (Newfound Gap Road). The 45-foot (14 m) concrete observation tower, built in 1959 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, offers a panoramic view of the mountains. An air quality monitoring station, operated by the Environmental Protection Agency, is the second highest in eastern North America.
The Southern Appalachian spruce-fir forest which covers Clingmans Dome occurs only at the highest elevations in the southeastern United States, and has more in common with forests at northern latitudes than with the forests in the adjacent valleys. Clingmans Dome stands prominently above the surrounding terrain, rising nearly 5,000 feet (1,500 m) from base to summit. The forest on and around Clingmans Dome has experienced a large die-off of Fraser fir caused by the non-native insect, balsam woolly adelgid.
There's a trail leading to the summit.
By elevation Clingmans Dome is
# 1 out of 3221 in Tennessee # 1 out of 171 in Sevier County # 1 out of 345 in Great Smoky Mountains National Park # 2 out of 3424 in North Carolina # 1 out of 239 in Swain County # 2 out of 39823 in the Appalachian Mountains # 1 out of 497 in the Great Smoky Mountains # 2 out of 6326 in the Blue Ridge Mountains
By prominence Clingmans Dome is
# 1 out of 3221 in Tennessee # 1 out of 171 in Sevier County # 1 out of 345 in Great Smoky Mountains National Park # 2 out of 3424 in North Carolina # 1 out of 239 in Swain County # 3 out of 39823 in the Appalachian Mountains # 1 out of 497 in the Great Smoky Mountains # 2 out of 6326 in the Blue Ridge Mountains
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