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Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
+1 865-693-5739
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Great Drive

When ever we go to Gatlinburg we always have to take The scenic overlook at least once. It is a... read more

Reviewed yesterday

A nice drive, a definite shortcut from or to the National Park. It takes you around downtown... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sherry N
Sevierville Tn, United States
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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
+1 865-693-5739
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Reviewed yesterday

When ever we go to Gatlinburg we always have to take The scenic overlook at least once. It is a beautiful drive with spectacular views.

Reviewed 2 days ago

A nice drive, a definite shortcut from or to the National Park. It takes you around downtown Gatlinburg. You miss all the Gatlinburg traffic but then you miss Gatlinburg as well. There are pull offs where you can stop and look out over the city...More

Thank Sherry N
Reviewed 4 days ago

There are of course alot of Smokey Mountain overlooks but to see Gatlinburg you need to stop by. Views are beautiful.

Thank Davistravels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This drive allows you to bypass the hustle and bustle of downtown Gatlinburg if you are traveling from Pigeon Forge to the National Park. Of course, you don't save much time, because you can't help but pull over for the Scenic Overlooks!

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved driving and stoping at the pitstops to take photos of these amazing views. Stop as much as you can each stop is different there are also lakes and streams along the way to check out!

Thank WhatIMint
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a quick stop at the by pass overlook. It was beautiful. Not too crowded. We went during early October and could see some fall colors. I think it will be even more beautiful during late Oct - early Nov.

Thank DivyaGarde
Reviewed 1 week ago

the Great Smoke Mountains are one of the most visited parks in America for a reason. They are breath taking and offer many superior views with lots of nature and commercial activities to interest any travelers. This is a spectacular view no matter what the...More

Thank Gran7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spectacular views. We just stood there and admired the beauty. Gatlinburg is one of our frequent and favorite vacation places.

Thank totter62
Reviewed 1 week ago

Majestic mountain views. What's not to like? The Great Smoky Mountains are breathtaking no matter where you are.

Thank pianoteachr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must stop every trip for at least one trip. You can see where there was plenty of fire damage.

Thank Lovinssk
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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.