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Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
+1 865-693-5739
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Spectacular view of downtown

This was the first time I drove on the bypass to find this amazing view of Gatlinburg and Mount Le... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Atlanta, Georgia
Best view ever !!

If you came this far, go to the top it may be difficult for some Uphill but not hard, planning of... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Moline, Illinois
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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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  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“pull offs” (11 reviews)
“great photo op” (11 reviews)
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Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
+1 865-693-5739
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

This was the first time I drove on the bypass to find this amazing view of Gatlinburg and Mount Le Conte from a distance. Great for photographers and nature enthusiasts. There wasn't much traffic on the bypass either. Equally breathtaking at night when the city...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

If you came this far, go to the top it may be difficult for some Uphill but not hard, planning of places to stop and take a break but ones you made it, you will be amazed!!

Thank BOO368
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The view is amazing, one of the best in all of Gatlinburg. But when we made our way up the bypass the overlook was closed for renovations. Very disappointing for us, but it was still a great view from the road. Hopefully next time it...More

2  Thank AH_78
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a great place to visit, we go here every time we visit Gatlinburg. I would recommend this to anyone!

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Traffic was backed up in Gatlinburg so we opted this nice little drive. It probably saved us much time and there were some great views.

1  Thank Amber R
Reviewed 5 April 2017

It's pretty and it's free. You can't beat that! Be sure to make a quick stop here to take some photos!

1  Thank Josh R
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Wanted to stop and see the amazing view and the damage as well. Beautiful even after the fires. Great place to take pictures.

1  Thank ross8783
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Like many people, we took the bypass up to the overlook to view the fire damage. Most broadcasts after the fire were done along Ski Mountain Road near the overlook where heavy property losses occurred. The fire burned up to the overlook, jumped the road...More

4  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 3 April 2017

worth the extra few minutes to stop here for a view... absolutely stunning!!! there are various viewpoints so make sure to take a few moments and take it all in!!

1  Thank mmmaria63
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Stopped by a couple of days ago. As always a great view! The fire damage to the area is very obvious and startling! The fire came up to the road and jumped it. Charred black around the overlook. So sad what happened here!

2  Thank Mark W
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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!
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
18 July 2017|
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Response from KDS37930 | Property representative |
There are 4 parking areas. Each one is handicap accessible.