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Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
+1 865-693-5739
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Even Better for Getting Around Gatlinburg

To be honest I think this is best for getting around Gatlinburg. It will save you 30 minute drive... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Columbus Ohio
What Views!

Have stopped here too many times to count. It's a different picture every time, and all are... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Tyler, Texas
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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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  • Average2%
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“pull offs” (10 reviews)
“nice drive” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
+1 865-693-5739
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

To be honest I think this is best for getting around Gatlinburg. It will save you 30 minute drive unless you want to stop at 10 lights and move 10 mph through town. Don't get me wrong the views on the bypass are great as...More

Thank ThreeWiseMen1998
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Have stopped here too many times to count. It's a different picture every time, and all are beautiful. It's a great spot to watch the sunrise over Gatlinburg. It's amazing summer, spring or fall. If you're close by, be sure and stop in.

Thank WildHaireHiking
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Extremely disappointed in the extremely short trip. Will not do this again. I realize it is a great price but not too enjoyable.

Thank griggfaye
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I come to the Smokies every April since I was two years old in 1951. It is always nice to stretch your legs and get out of the car at this scenic overlook on the by-pass. I always bring binoculars, and then you can see...More

Thank mathgenius
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The view from this easily accessible point is beautiful and inspiring but, as of the moment, the damage to both the park forest and to the town of Gatlinburg are clearly visible. I am anxious to see how much of the forest is killed and...More

Thank tenntraveller70
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We took several side trips around the mountains during our visit to Gatlinburg. We had heard about the fire a couple of months back and hoped it did not destroy too much of the beautiful mountainside scenery. From the top of the Overlook there are...More

1  Thank osnoopy13
Reviewed 4 March 2017

A nice view of downtown G-Burg at no charge,just a scenic drive up the by-pass,with a large parking area

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 2 March 2017

If you love the mountains this is the place to visit. When standing atop Clingman's you see for miles

1  Thank cna49859
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Gorgeous place to go great views Tennessee is an awesome place to visit this is a must see on your visit .

Thank Kimberlee L
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Great view!! A must see. You don't want to leave town without stopping here for some pictures. There's a pull off to stop at, so it's easy to access from the road.

1  Thank tvenegas
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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
18 July 2017|
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Response from KDS37930 | Property representative |
There are 4 parking areas. Each one is handicap accessible.