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Nice views of Gatlinburg & the mountains

This overlook is a great way to see Gatlinburg & the moutnains beyond. You may find it crowed but... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jeff W
Morristown, Tennessee

We were there at the end of October and loved the weather and sites. There was a custom car show in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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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...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This overlook is a great way to see Gatlinburg & the moutnains beyond. You may find it crowed but it is worth a stop. If you've never seen this view it is well worth the short drive around the bypass.

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were there at the end of October and loved the weather and sites. There was a custom car show in Pigeon Forge 20 minute drive from the Gatlinburg overlook.

Thank TR3A61
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great drive with beautiful views of the mountains and the city of Gatlinburg. It is a scenic drive into Pigeon Forge without all the traffic lights and stops.

Thank DJB1107
Reviewed 1 week ago

So glad we traveled the bypass and took advantage of the Overlook to view the city of Gatlinburg. It offers a great picture taking opportunity - don't miss it.

Thank LightPacker15570
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most beautiful places on earth. When you get there you'll not want to leave - I promise!

Thank jbeanhermitage
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best view of everything the Smokies. A must drive with plenty of stops for photo ops. Be aware of traffic.

Thank bamachris1831
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So, the road was too backed up to get into the park to start this scenic bypass inside the park at the beginning (And we we were on our way to Pigeon Forge from our hotel in Gatlinburg.) So we hopped on from the street...More

Thank mikki777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What beautiful views you can see from the overlook. Tennessee and especially the Smokey Mountains is a wonderful place to visit. So much to see and do. Beautiful views, great walking trails, wonderful activities and great places to stay and eat.

Thank Patsy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Happened upon this while driving towards a waterfall in the Smokey Mountains. It was overly crowded. Was able to pull up and park off to the side. View is simply breath taking.

Thank Kita_Marz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Watching the fog rise out of the mountains was incredible. Explains why they call it the smoky mountains.

Thank John S
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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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14 August 2017|
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Response from 538kristinb | 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