Winter Road Status
During winter, roads in the park may close due to snow and ice, especially at night when water from melting refreezes on roads. For road status information please call (865) 436-1200 ext. 631 or follow road updates at http://twitter.com/SmokiesRoadsNPS. More »
Every Thursday Weekly from 06/20/2013 to 08/15/2013Location: Clingmans Dome trailhead | Map Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Fee Information: Free
Join a ranger and hike along the world-famous Appalachian Trail. Learn basic hiking and exploration techniques that are ranger-tested and kid-approved. Make sure to wear sturdy walking shoes, bring plenty of water, and a snack. Program concludes at the Clingmans Dome observation tower. Due to elevation, 1 ½ miles round-trip hike rated as "moderate" in difficulty.
Families who hike in the Smokies can now earn special stickers and collector pins as rewards. Pick up a “Hike the Smokies—For Families” booklet at any park visitor center.