Kuwahi (Clingmans Dome Trail)
See over 100 miles on a clear day at the Highest Point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
At 6,643 feet in elevation, this regional attraction is located right on the North Carolina – Tennessee State Line and is worth the drive. Located just over an hour from Sylva, Kuwahi or Kuwohi(ᎫᏩᎯ or ᎫᏬᎯ), meaning “mulberry place” in Cherokee requires a short but steep climb to the top. The climb to the dome ascends almost 1,000 feet on a half-mile paved trail. With views of both the NC and TN sides of the Smokies from the top, the climb to the top is well worth it. Even though this attraction is open year-round, make sure to check closures, as it can often be closed due to weather December – March.