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There was snow on the peaks the weekend that we were there. it was awesome to see. There was only a... read more

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Great views of downtown Gatlinburg. We try to take the bypass every trip we make to the area... read more

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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 today

There was snow on the peaks the weekend that we were there. it was awesome to see. There was only a light dusting in town but the distant peaks were covered.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm probably not the best person to comment on this attraction. I think Gatlinburg is a tourist trap. Why anyone would want to go to a scenic overlook of Gatlinburg is beyond my comprehension. We did stop here. I think you can see it just...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Knox D, KDS Publisher at Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, responded to this reviewResponded today

I'm sorry your vacation to the Smoky Mountains was not what you expected. It sounds like you had a bad experience overall. We have more than 10 million visitors annually. If you visit again, be sure to try one of our hiking trails.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views of downtown Gatlinburg. We try to take the bypass every trip we make to the area. Always a beautiful view.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank David T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove up,looked around at the gorgeous beautiful views,so pretty.Smoky mountains is a wonderful name for them .Always look's like smoke covers them.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hotrodnana60
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was really nice riding along the parkway and being able to pull off the road for photograph opportunities. The scenery is beautiful. The Little River was really flowing. We saw 4 does that ran out across the road. The natural setting is wonderful!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 262patriciaa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning views anytime of the year! we always make the drive to the Overlook because its just breathtaking.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank heidib3998
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to stop and enjoy the beauty that lies in front of you. You can see the busy town of Gatlinburg, and how it is tucked into the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Turn your back to the city, and take that awesome selfie.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nozbirn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went up the new sky lift to a quantity village like on top of mnt the stores were well stocked the views were awesome. A little cold but they have an enclosed ride if it's too cold, or if you have children. Would do...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kathyparamore66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our drive we stopped to look at the view of the Great Smokie Mountains and it is gorgeous! Great pictures of the family with the view in the background. Beautiful!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 570ginaw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quick stop with a great view. I would like to stop here at night and catch a view of the city all lit up.

Date of experience: December 2018
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15 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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13 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
13 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