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Newfound Gap

Newfound Gap Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
+1 865-693-5739
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Top of the Mountain.

Been here many times but this year was different. Our son was diagnosed with GBS this spring and we... read more

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repairtech05
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Kentucky
Best view in the smokies

This is basically the highest point in the smokies where you can park and get out and see the view... read more

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Ed-Holder1920
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Rome, Georgia
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Newfound Gap in Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the lowest drivable pass through the Great Smoky Mountains. Standing at an elevation of 5,048 feet. Newfound Gap captures the essence of the Smokies: like the Park, it lies half in Tennessee and half in North Carolina. Newfound Gap provides wonderful mountain views atop this high ridge. Clothed in a mixture of spruce-fir and northern hardwood forests it supports a wide variety of plant and animal life. Millions of people drive through Newfound Gap annually. Also at Newfound Gap is the Rockefeller Memorial. A two-tiered stone structure, this monument is a thank you to the Rockefeller family's $5 million donation to complete the Park's land acquisition. Without this generous gift, the dream of a Great Smoky Mountains National Park would remain unfulfilled. It was at this spot in 1934 that President Roosevelt dedicated the National Park.
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Newfound Gap Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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Reviewed yesterday

Been here many times but this year was different. Our son was diagnosed with GBS this spring and we were unable to get down this spring, so this trip has been some incentive during the recovery period. Great Trip!

Thank repairtech05
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Reviewed yesterday

This is basically the highest point in the smokies where you can park and get out and see the view without having to walk if you don't like to. They do have trails and bathrooms if you so desire.

Thank Ed-Holder1920
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Highlight of our trip to Gatlinburg was this. I wanted to see the Appalachian Trail. The trail was very cool to see and walk on for a bit. The views were amazing. It is about 15 degrees cooler there than down the mountain. The views...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed a picnic here ! Scenery is breath taking and you will not want to miss this! So much fun to take a pic at the state line sign!

Thank Lori G
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Whether your are on a driving-only visit or taking time to walk the trails, this is a great place to visit. It lies on a right along the Tennessee-North Carolina border and the Appalachian Trail, and the views are incredible. It is only 30-45 minutes...More

Thank leahmigala
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Good view when the weather is nice. You can see the layering in the trees far in the distance. Lots of parking in the area. Good stopping point on our way from Cherokee to Gatlinburg.

Thank Alice L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The view here is amazing!! This is not something you want to miss will visiting The Mountains!! We stop on our back down from Clingman's Dome.

Thank dixierose6
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to cool off in the summer go here! A humid 90 degree day down in town will feel like 70 degree day with no humidity

Thank Doug H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you don't mind a little physical exertion, this has your name all over it. The walk is only about a 1/4 of a mile, all paved , with a couple of benches along the way for the weary. It's about a 3 or 4...More

Thank Scott E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While driving through the Smoky Mountains, this is a must stop for any visitor. The New Found Gap is located on the state line between Tennessee and North Carolina. The views from here are beautiful. You can also hike the Appalachian Trail from here as...More

Thank Greg B
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About 45 minutes. It really depends on the traffic and how many times you stop along the way to take in the views of the mountains.
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