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Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
+1 865-693-5739
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I am very glad to see that we can go back up since the fire. Been up there many times. Always a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ochlocknee, Georgia
In the winter time, everything looks so different, and it isn't crowded.

I really enjoy sightseeing here in the wintertime. Parking is easier, and the lines aren't bad. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter P
Sarasota, Florida
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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
Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
+1 865-693-5739
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am very glad to see that we can go back up since the fire. Been up there many times. Always a great view

Thank U4597MNmichelles
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoy sightseeing here in the wintertime. Parking is easier, and the lines aren't bad. The sky was pretty clear, and the view is so beautiful.

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 1 week ago

By day, a beautiful view of the mountains rising up all over. By night, a great place to see the lights of Gatlinburg spread out below you. And especially pretty during Christmas time.

Thank BeachGranny53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view from the overlook is spectacular. You can see the town and the mountains. The by-pass helps you avoid the heavy traffic of downtown Gatlinburg.

Thank donnahG9433JE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make this a must-stop on your trip! The views are amazing, and it is a great space to take some pictures!

Thank Brandi T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always love stopping here to view Gatlinburg and see the many changes that have taken place from year to year. Since the fires of 2016, there have been great changes. The day view is beautiful, but the night views with all the lights of downtown...More

Thank BamaGal83
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is worty stopping to see on your way to the mountains or into town...or even if it's a little out of the way. A beautiful view of the coty from the mountains. We caught it just around sunset after a long drive. Be careful,...More

Thank MaryAnnBG86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful view of Gatlinburg, especially at dusk. The view is breathtaking and provides a panaromic view of the entire town.

Thank MDI2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gatlinburg overlook is beautiful. Its even more beautiful know what that town has been through restoring after the wild fires.

Thank Ashlyn P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never a bad view from almost anywhere in the Smokies. Overlook has a good amount of parking, but would be careful during the busy season with not enough room.

Thank strongdesigns
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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
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