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Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
+1 865-693-5739
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Nice view of the city and surroundings - nothing spectacular

This overlook provides a nice view of the city down below as well as the surrounding mountains. It... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
MT1
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Aurora, Colorado
Breathtaking

Beautiful view but sad to see the damage caused by fire. Love looking at the mountains. Green... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Heather306
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Terre Haute, Indiana
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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
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

This overlook provides a nice view of the city down below as well as the surrounding mountains. It is just a little pull out along the bypass and certainly worth a stop but nothing really spectacular in my opinion, when you think of places like...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful view but sad to see the damage caused by fire. Love looking at the mountains. Green mountains I'm sure would be beautiful in the fall.

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

It's sad to see all the damage caused by the wildfire, but it is an awesome view. In Gatlinburg you can't tell it happned. Still just the friendiness place in Smokies!

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We're so glad you enjoyed your trip to the Gatlinburg area.

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Reviewed 6 July 2017

Quick stop, well worth it. Great thing about this overlook is it is on the route to several other destinations that are well worth visiting within the park. Absolutely stop here for pictures if you're in the area and want a breathtaking view.

1  Thank beraylva
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

We make the drive to the overlook every trip. It's a great location for pictures and to see the entire downtown strip of Gatlinburg.

1  Thank Andrea D
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

The shops were uninteresting and I thought the views would be more spectacular, that said though, it was a scenic drive up and lots of things for the kids to do.

1  Thank amatai
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Nice place for a picture. Overlooks Gatlinburg. We always spot here for family picture every time we visit the Smokies.

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Reviewed 29 June 2017

Very nice view of Gatlinburg from the Overlook located on the Gatlinburg bypass. Bring your camera!.

1  Thank Jak2605
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

You don't want to miss this! The view is magnificent and our photos were gorgeous. The kids with our friends loved this.

1  Thank Rita C
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

Beautiful view and it goes AROUND Gatlinburg, which after you drive through once, you probably don't want to do again.

1  Thank Michael P
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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
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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!
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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
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