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Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
+1 865-693-5739
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Beautiful views!

A nice, less crowded drive from Gatlinburg-always beautiful especially in the fall! We are... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Jani P
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Grove City, OH
"Mountains of Glory!"

This scene was very beautiful and the mountains here are so beautiful. I can see why they call it... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
susangray14
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Sevierville, Tennessee
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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
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

A nice, less crowded drive from Gatlinburg-always beautiful especially in the fall! We are photographers and have taken many photos from this overlook! Well worth the side trip!

Thank Jani P
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

This scene was very beautiful and the mountains here are so beautiful. I can see why they call it the "Great Smoky Mountains!" cause they so smoky on the peaks of the mountains that you would not know, what was mountains or, the dew as...More

Thank susangray14
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Just GREAT views all through the by-pass...Travel speed was at a good pace...Good places to pull over. Loved the top of mountain and views all over with a place to use the bathroom also...

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Not hard to reach, but well worth the detour from Gatlinburg. The view here shows the beauty of the Smokies without having to hike for miles. Reachable by car, this is a great spot to visit. Really a must see if in the area.

Thank motorcity70
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

We enjoyed this drive, other than the extremely slow traffic going well below the speed limit of 35. It was a pretty drive and gave you a good feel for the park and where we wanted to go other days.

Thank amarion
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

a beautiful view you can see forever , On a sunny day this is a great location . You will see lots of other ppl there so be prepared to wait for a great picture .

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

This overlook provides a great and beautiful view of the city. You could see the results of last year's fire. But nature will heal itself in time.

Thank Roger B
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Very nice and peaceful. You can see miles around without problems. Lovely area.. wish they had a water fountain. Hot.

Thank jag18702
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Make sure you stop here and enjoy the view overlooking the town! Quiet, scenic, worth the stop! Easy parking. Bring your camera!

Thank HarvestDream
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

We always take this bypass if we are going to the park. It saves time and the view is amazing. We always stop just to take a look and see what has changes and admire the beauty

Thank Melissa M
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Theand G
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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kathy o
13 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!
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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
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