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Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
+1 865-693-5739
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Beautiful Quick Stop

This gives you a great view of the Smokies and Gatlinburg and it doesn't cost a thing! A great... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lauren T
Gatlinburg and Smokies view

Several parking overlooks provide ample space to enjoy this view. Nice perspective of Gatlinburg... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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 4 days ago

This gives you a great view of the Smokies and Gatlinburg and it doesn't cost a thing! A great photo op place to to stop.

Thank Lauren T
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Several parking overlooks provide ample space to enjoy this view. Nice perspective of Gatlinburg and Smokies.

Thank GOODGUYNASHVILLE
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Having been in Gatlinburg once a year for as long as I can remember, it is still breathtaking to see Gatlinburg from the pull offs on the Overlook. You do not have to look very far to see the signs of the fire that consumed...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a super easy pull-off to see a great view of Gatlinburg. During the day the parking spaces were occupied. We tried again at night and the view was stellar. The neon lights made the clouds glow. This location is an excellent opportunity for...More

Thank plantsiren
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this is great place for the whole family. the drive to the overlook was very pretty. beautiful views! plus its FREE!

Thank Casey S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful view of the area and city of Gatlinburg. The city is better at night! We visited after the fire and it is amazing how the city was saved. Recommend driving through the mountains, they have spectacular views in all directions.

Thank Jonna Z
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful location to view/photograph the city of Gatlinburg with the National Park in the background. The location offers a few areas to stop and the views are great. There is some evidence of the 2016 wildfires still, but mother nature is reclaiming the mountains and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, Gatlinburg is a bustling street of all kinds of stores, a variety of attractions, and tons of traffic. We didn't stop in town but drove through and found the overlook. It was a nice get away from the hoards of tourists in town but...More

Thank 196CindyJ196
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

go just go drive around and stop here in the am with a cup of java and you'll be in heaven .. sometimes the outlook is a bit foggy but it does subside great view

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see view. Try to go out there during the day and night time to see the beautiful views.

Thank Michelle P
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Theand G
16 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
14 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
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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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