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Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
+1 865-693-5739
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Words can't describe the amazing views. Hope to return this year, to support the city after the... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
Jennifer G
Western Kentucky
Breathtaking views

Unbelievable views from the overlook. Cameras don't capture the full essence of the area. You are... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
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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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“nice drive” (14 reviews)
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Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
+1 865-693-5739
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

Words can't describe the amazing views. Hope to return this year, to support the city after the devastating wildfires.

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Unbelievable views from the overlook. Cameras don't capture the full essence of the area. You are amazed at the beauty.

Thank TravelorOne
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Nice peaceful and scenic road to drive and stop along to experience nature and take pictures. You can see some of the buildings in Gatlinburg along with the Great smoky mountains. Also you can see some of the devastation and rebirth of trees from the...More

1  Thank Roger B
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Although there can be a lot of traffic it is worth the trip! Great to go at sunset or sunrise and you just might spot a bear along the way.

Thank bcbad
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This is a perfect place to stop for photos. Its easy to get in and out of and the views are beautiful. There's almost always someone coming along to help take a family photo for you since the stop off is so busy.

Thank Ed-Holder1920
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We had stopped there last Oct 2016 and then we also stopped by this week and it was so sad to see all of the damage done by the fires. So sad to see.

Thank LoriPulskamp1
Reviewed 25 May 2017

It never fails to amaze me, the pure absolute breathtaking beauty of the Smokey Mountains. We stop and admire each time we travel.

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Want to view Gatlinburg as a whole from above? This is the view. My interest was an overview of last November's fire.

Thank KC1953
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The trip to the scenic overlook is worth it we stopped at a lot of the overlooks on the way up. They were all beautiful! Sad to see the devastation.

Thank Atraveler1955
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

A great view of the town. So sad to see the damage done by the recent fire. It gives a good perspective of the fire.

Thank cubsproat
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Theand G
16 December 2017|
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Response from gfhiii | Reviewed this property |
Try the Little River Trail. See See hikinginthesmokys web site - littleriver. A Park Ranger lead us on the trail. We booked it at the main park headquarters near Gatlinburg. The ranger info was fascinating as we learned a... More
kathy o
14 August 2017|
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Response from Kristin B | Reviewed this property |
You can drive to the Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook. There are a lot of places with wonderful views that you can drive to in the park and around the area!
kathy o
14 August 2017|
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Response from tenntraveller70 | Reviewed this property |
I like the Little River trail which starts at Elkmont campground. This an old road which leads through the abandoned cabins of a former summer encampment and then follows a rushing creek. You can walk as far as you wish, up... More