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Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
+1 865-693-5739
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Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

This is a great spot to visit in the Fall when the leaves are turning! You will capture so great... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
chrislewis2016
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Hillsboro, Ohio
Beautiful view

Easy access to Pigeon Forge and the National Park without going through the Gatlinburg traffic... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Becky S
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Center, Texas, United States
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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 12 July 2017

This is a great spot to visit in the Fall when the leaves are turning! You will capture so great pictures!

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Easy access to Pigeon Forge and the National Park without going through the Gatlinburg traffic. There are two scenic overlooks with beautiful views.

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Wonderful place to stop and observe the beauty that is found in the Smoky Mountains. Off the beaten path but worth the trip.

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Rented a UTV for the day and explored the smokies. This is a must stop if your exploring the mountains. The hike up to the overlook itself is not easy but, worth the climb. The views are breathtaking!

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

There are things in life that can't be properly conveyed by a description, or by a picture, or even a video. I can think of several sights and tastes which I've found impossible to make someone understand fully short of first person experience IRL. This...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Beautiful views! Worth the stop to look and take pictures.You can see Gatlinburg and the Smokey Mountains!

Thank Jamie V
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

This was one of the best views of our trip.. A must stop and see! The Smoke of the Smokies was rolling in when we stopped and made it spectacular.

Thank Jena B
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Beautiful scenic drive with several scenic overlooks where you can pull over and take great photos! Worth the drive!

Thank JeanB37
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

I love driving this bypass. The scenic overlook is just one of many stops to enjoy this beautiful area. The views are always spectacular.

Thank Tabitha B
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

This overlook provides a nice view of the city down below as well as the surrounding mountains. It is just a little pull out along the bypass and certainly worth a stop but nothing really spectacular in my opinion, when you think of places like...More

Thank MT1
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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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