Mount Collins Climber's Log

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larvitar - Feb 27, 2018 8:08 pm Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2018

If Clingman's Dome had no tower...  Sucess!

...I imagine it would look something like the summit of Mt. Collins. Tagged this summit along with Clingman's Dome and Mts. Love and Buckley on a beautiful, sunny, 40-degree day in February. I'd hoped to travel over snow, but there was none; the trail was alternately wet and crunchy with thin ice. As a fellow hiker told me, you never know what you'll get from winter in the Smokies.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jan 15, 2018 7:03 pm Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2016

4 Peaks  Sucess!

With Mount Mitchell, Mount Craig & Clingmans Dome.


TonyNS - Jun 22, 2016 4:51 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2016

First Day of Summer  Sucess!

On the way to and from Clingmans to get the high point


corsair - Jun 14, 2016 10:18 am Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2016

Sunny morning on Collins  Sucess!

Started at the Road Prong Trail parking lot for a nice 7 mile there and back. Beautiful, clear day in the 80's for the morning hike, a rarity at this time of year. Strenuous, but not overly difficult.


technicolorNH - Aug 3, 2014 1:06 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2007

On the way to Clingmans Dome  Sucess!

Just a bump on the AT but comfortable compared to the sweltering heat in the lowlands.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jun 7, 2014 5:38 pm

AT NoBo section hike   Sucess!

I suppose you could brig a metal detector to try to find the USGS marker, but...


Woodswalker - Oct 24, 2013 6:27 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

Mount Collins  Sucess!

Love the Smokies.


Jow - Sep 21, 2011 11:04 am Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2011

Bonus  Sucess!

On the path to Clingmans Dome this added elevation gain and loss really added to difficulty of long day. Fun though


mlandau3 - Jan 5, 2011 7:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2004

To Clingman's Dome  Sucess!

from the Fork Ridge trailhead and return; rain on Clingman's


indianabob - Mar 26, 2010 3:32 pm Date Climbed: Nov 30, 2001

Icy Woods walk  Sucess!

I was spending Thanksgiving weekend with some friends in Knoxville and we decided to take a hike in the Park. We got to NEwfound Gap at sunrise and there was a couple of inches of fresh snow. We headed south on the AT with no particular destination on mind...Clingman's dome was a little out of reach for some of the people in our group and we were not prepared for the icy trail, what wold have been a pleasant fairly easy walk was a little dicey in places. It was a nice walk and we turned around in the area of the summit. Like others have posted we couldn't find the USGS marker but we thought it was because of the snow.


sprosseda - Oct 7, 2009 12:23 pm Date Climbed: Oct 1, 1996

Along with Clingman's Dome  Sucess!

Did a few times on way up to Clingman's Dome. Not exactly sure where the real summit is, I think it may require a little bushwacking. Passed by near the top anyway.


Hotoven - Jul 10, 2009 12:20 am Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2009

Good long day hike  Sucess!

Passed by twice on my way to and from Clingmans dome.


TiogaBradford - Apr 29, 2008 11:45 pm Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2008

On the way to Clingmans  Sucess!

Climbed to the top twice on the way to and on the way back from Clingman's Dome. As others have said, relatively uneventful and the USGS marker is elusive.


tioga - Apr 21, 2008 2:06 pm Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2008

To Clingmans  Sucess!

Climbed over the top twice, once while ascending Clingmans Dome and once while descending it. Can't really tell when you cross the 'actual' summit, but there is a flat spot in the AT that is easy to recognize that you are on top of the mountain.


Koonsy - Nov 29, 2007 3:02 pm

AT South  Sucess!

hit it along the way to Clingmans, did not leave me with a lasting impression


CheesySciFi - Sep 21, 2007 4:05 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2006

Nice walk in the woods  Sucess!

I hiked to the top of Mount Collins after visiting Clingman's Dome. I couldn't find the USGS marker, either.


big_g - Apr 26, 2007 3:17 pm Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2007

MST 2007  Sucess!

I stayed at the Mt. Collins shelter after hiking up from Deep Creek the night before so I tagged this summit with little additional effort on my way to Clingmans Dome and the end of the Mountain to Sea Trail.


Cortez - Aug 2, 2005 12:26 pm

Route Climbed: Via the AT Date Climbed: October 9, 2004  Sucess!

The hardest part about this mountain is locating the USGS marker. The steady accumulation of moss and brush have apparantly hidden the marker. The hightpoint in the 100ft. ridge is apparent. Jennifer and I hiked this hill on a damp, mist laden, typical Smoky Mountain fall day.


desainme - Mar 8, 2005 5:19 pm

Route Climbed: Came up over Thunderhead and the Dome down to NFG Date Climbed: July 85 or 86  Sucess!

Really can't remember was maxed out from the hike.


Tbacon251 - Mar 5, 2005 1:40 pm

Route Climbed: Via the App. Trail Date Climbed: July 24, 2004  Sucess!

This was an easy walk from the Clingman's Dome Road. Not too hard.

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