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Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

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

Perfect place for before dinner cocktails..there are 2 overlooks on the bypass...........enjoy... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2016
albany ny
Very Nice Views

Some of the scenic overlooks were better than others. This one was breathtaking but some you can... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2016
Akron, Ohio
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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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  • Average2%
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Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
+1 865-693-5739
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

Perfect place for before dinner cocktails..there are 2 overlooks on the bypass...........enjoy Gatlinburg!!

Thank AEboylston
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Some of the scenic overlooks were better than others. This one was breathtaking but some you can see more than others

Thank Isilvestri
Reviewed 23 December 2016

If you really want to great a great overview of Gatlinburg, drive up to the look out. (tip- save the money from the Ober Tram unless you want to ride it and drive up the mountain to the Overlook, which takes you directly to the...More

1  Thank Alishia G
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We were there the week after the fire. It was interesting going to the over look it helps us really see how the Smokies was effected by the fire.

Thank jw7192016
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We went to the Overlook just as they open the gate after the fire. Sad to see the old original railing gone. Very lucky The damage was not much more severe.

Thank tonysapp2
Reviewed 14 December 2016

The whole drive throughout the Smokey Mtn. Park was amazing. Thick mature forests, deep chasms and waterfalls, wide rivers and sometimes you can see for miles what looks like it probably did 100's of years ago. Far too many spots to stop and admire for...More

Thank Tom P
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We go here every year. Every time the view is different depending on the weather. You can see Gatlinburg, the mountains, and the scenic view is epic.

Thank Barb-JoelPowell
Reviewed 13 December 2016

This is a point that is well worth the effort to see. It is the main place you can look down over the town and it's a very nice view of the mountains as well as the town of Gatlinburg

Thank jlofton2016
Reviewed 13 December 2016

This is the view after the wild fire that ran through Gatlinburg. This was taken on the Friday that they reopened.

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 12 December 2016

During the November 28th firestorm that swept this entire ridge most of the shrubby trees and viewing blockage was burned off. Now it will have some of the most amazing views once again. Currently closed due to the Fire hazards it should be up and...More

1  Thank thomaskN1601MR
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kathy o
13 August 2017|
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Response from Shirley G | Reviewed this property |
We did Clingmans Dome and it has places to sit and rest it along the way. It is only a 1/2 mile but steep however my husband has 13 blood clot in his right leg and he went and really enjoyed the walk. We just took it slow... More
kathy o
13 August 2017|
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Response from Shirley G | Reviewed this property |
We don't' do a lot of trails but was told by someone that some of the trails are ok for seniors and they give the distance and intensity of the trails.
18 July 2017|
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Response from KDS37930 | Property representative |
There are 4 parking areas. Each one is handicap accessible.