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Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
+1 865-693-5739
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Fall Foliage

Another good place to see and check out scenery to enjoy the Fall Foliage colors. Travel during... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
Chris D
Charlotte, North Carolina

What a wonderful view. Absolutely breathtaking. It is amazing to see God's creation. If only... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
Savannah, Georgia
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The Gatlinburg Overlook is located on the Gatlinburg Bypass which runs between the Gatlinburg Spur and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Gatlinburg Spur runs between Pigeon Forge TN and Gatlinburg. The Bypass is accessible from the Spur or from the National Park. There are four parking areas on the Bypass. You can exit your vehicle and take in the views. We recommend the 2nd and 3rd parking areas. From the overlooks, you will see the entire town of Gatlinburg with its majestic mountain backdrop.
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Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
+1 865-693-5739
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Another good place to see and check out scenery to enjoy the Fall Foliage colors. Travel during the week for less traffic.

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 27 October 2016

What a wonderful view. Absolutely breathtaking. It is amazing to see God's creation. If only everyone who visited understood how much the creator of all this loves them.

Thank jml2149
Reviewed 27 October 2016

By all means, enjoy the free park while you're in town! The views from the overlook are stunning and completely free! You'll be thankful you made your way to this spot!

Thank ashyhornet13
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a great place to overlook Gatlinburg. Very beautiful. Also a good way to get around the downtown traffic!

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Wonderful view overlooking Gatlinburg and a great view of the changing colors. There are two different pull-offs for viewing and taking pictures.

Thank Francis119
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Excellent view. Good place to take a couple photos and learn a little history about the area. There are many of these kind of beautiful stops that have tidbits of history attached to them if you drive into the national park and up to Clingmans...More

Thank 1DEV
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Every visit I have taken from a child to a 65 yr. old adult to the Smoky Mts. we have always stopped here to take pictures and admire the view. We have walked up to the platform above the rock and looked out there, too....More

Thank 36sandran
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Anytime I drive by this site I have to stop and take a picture, it's never the same. By taking pictures at different seasons and even different times of the day I get a unique experience.

Thank edill54
Reviewed 21 October 2016

What a nice place to capture a scenic photo to remember your trip to Gatlinburg. In the fall the colors are so beautiful from this overlook.

Thank Jeff A
Reviewed 21 October 2016

this best scenic ride ever we to sky lodge on top of the mountain if you have motion troubles it will sway on the cables but worth it when get to top

Thank Doug B
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I will be heading to Smoky Mountain area in June with my husband and 2 young daughters. I already posted about accommodations and found answers very very helpful, as we are new to the area. Now I am interested in feedback on recreation. I am trying to avoid burned out areas, which some of course is ok, but I am afraid too much might worry my girls as they wont be able to understand yet exactly what all happened and that it is safe now, etc... Anyhow, my first question is if anyone is familiar with the River Romp tubing company and their river routes. 1. Is it safe enough for a 3 1/2 yr old and 5 1/2 yr old (will have life jackets and be with us of course)? 2. Is the route along the river preserved or burned out? 3. How long does it take to do the 2.5 mi trip on tubes? 4. How long do you wait afterward to be picked up? 5. Is it along a highway or more of a scenic route? We would like to feel in nature, scenic, but also need to be accommodating to little kids, trying to find happy medium. I will also call and ask them directly but would be interested to hear outside feedback as well. Or if you have any other recommendations? Thank you very kindly!
3 May 2017|
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Response from KDS37930 | Property representative |
We are not able to answer your questions about the properties that are privately owned. You don't need to be concerned about burned areas. New growth has sprung forth, and the area is beautiful and vibrant.
I would like to know how much of the scenery and forest has been burned out by the autumn forest fires. I understand that not all structures were burned but if we were wanting to go on a hike, to a scenic overlook or most of all rent a cabin, are there still pristine views of the smokies? And if so, where? I am having a lot of difficulty pin pointing this information. I will be travelling with young children and am looking for both outdoor activities, kid friendly attractions and memorable scenery. I will be driving from Illinois so unfortunately anywhere too far past the Sevierville/Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area is too far for us. Any advice is appreciated. Thank you.
26 April 2017|
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Response from my-momwow | Reviewed this property |
Despite the fires, you are coming to the right place! This area is packed full of family-friendly attractions and so much natural beauty. We left the day before the fires swept into town and returned again just three weeks... More
Hopefully, no one in this area told you that Hwy 441 up the mountain was closed until April 1st. The road is open 24/7 year 'round except in inclement weather, such as ice and snow. Then it is only closed until they can get the road cleared.
19 March 2017|
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Response from Culinaryem00 | Reviewed this property |
Gatlinburg overlook is along the Gatlinburg bypass. That never closes unless there is inclement weather. Once cleared it opens back up. Not sure who told you it was closed but they gave you false info.