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Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

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

Great view and free as well. We would recommend to everyone. If in the area at least stop and snap... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Spotsylvania, Virginia
via mobile
Great stop up the mountain.

Beautiful views of the valley and the mountains. Drove to RV through the Mountains with the grand... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Seminole, 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
+1 865-693-5739
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great view and free as well. We would recommend to everyone. If in the area at least stop and snap a few photos.

Thank Realtreehunt
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful views of the valley and the mountains. Drove to RV through the Mountains with the grand kids and they wanted to stop and take pictures. Beautiful views!

1  Thank blooize
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful spot, beautiful view and great for getting your family vacation photos! You also don't have to drive through Gatlinburg and all of the foot and car traffic!

1  Thank Misty911
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you want to get away from all the traffic in Gatlinburg, take the by-pass. Its much faster plus you get to see a BEAUTIFUL view of the mountains.

1  Thank Michael P C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We love to come here every year when visiting family that live in Tennessee. It's a beautiful place and a great place to visit.

Thank molson5040
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw the sights, took pictures. Trees, hill tops, you either go in the woods after that or not. I live practically in the Ga mountains, so the view is typical for me.

Thank Garrs G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The wait was minimal and the views were spectacular. This is a must o when visiting Gatlinburg. The mini tour description during the climb was pleasant as well.

Thank Abel7737
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I come to the scenic overlook every time I visit Gatlinburg! The price is great and its still so beautiful, even after the fire. Great for all ages.

Thank Amber W
Reviewed 1 week ago

THIS IS A MUST SEE. Absolutely beautiful views, I would love to see this place once the leaves start to change. Nice and quiet, I went multiple times during my visit to Gatlinburg!

Thank makfee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A pleasant surprise! Beautiful to look out from this overlook! Great place to take pictures! Not hard to get to either!

Thank Roxanne S
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I will be heading to Smoky Mountain area in June with my husband and 2 young daughters. I already posted about accommodations and found answers very very helpful, as we are new to the area. Now I am interested in feedback on recreation. I am trying to avoid burned out areas, which some of course is ok, but I am afraid too much might worry my girls as they wont be able to understand yet exactly what all happened and that it is safe now, etc... Anyhow, my first question is if anyone is familiar with the River Romp tubing company and their river routes. 1. Is it safe enough for a 3 1/2 yr old and 5 1/2 yr old (will have life jackets and be with us of course)? 2. Is the route along the river preserved or burned out? 3. How long does it take to do the 2.5 mi trip on tubes? 4. How long do you wait afterward to be picked up? 5. Is it along a highway or more of a scenic route? We would like to feel in nature, scenic, but also need to be accommodating to little kids, trying to find happy medium. I will also call and ask them directly but would be interested to hear outside feedback as well. Or if you have any other recommendations? Thank you very kindly!
3 May 2017|
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Response from KDS37930 | Property representative |
We are not able to answer your questions about the properties that are privately owned. You don't need to be concerned about burned areas. New growth has sprung forth, and the area is beautiful and vibrant.
I would like to know how much of the scenery and forest has been burned out by the autumn forest fires. I understand that not all structures were burned but if we were wanting to go on a hike, to a scenic overlook or most of all rent a cabin, are there still pristine views of the smokies? And if so, where? I am having a lot of difficulty pin pointing this information. I will be travelling with young children and am looking for both outdoor activities, kid friendly attractions and memorable scenery. I will be driving from Illinois so unfortunately anywhere too far past the Sevierville/Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area is too far for us. Any advice is appreciated. Thank you.
25 April 2017|
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Response from my-momwow | Reviewed this property |
Despite the fires, you are coming to the right place! This area is packed full of family-friendly attractions and so much natural beauty. We left the day before the fires swept into town and returned again just three weeks... More
Hopefully, no one in this area told you that Hwy 441 up the mountain was closed until April 1st. The road is open 24/7 year 'round except in inclement weather, such as ice and snow. Then it is only closed until they can get the road cleared.
19 March 2017|
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Response from Culinaryem00 | Reviewed this property |
Gatlinburg overlook is along the Gatlinburg bypass. That never closes unless there is inclement weather. Once cleared it opens back up. Not sure who told you it was closed but they gave you false info.