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Newfound Gap

Open Now: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Open today: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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The View!

You can't beat the view! We always drive up here and love to enjoy a picnic looking out over God's... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Andy W
You Will Love The Views

Newfound Gap is a “must stop” whenever you are traveling US 441 between Cherokee NC And Gatlinburg... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Q8105RDdan
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Newfound Gap in Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the lowest drivable pass through the Great Smoky Mountains. Standing at an elevation of 5,048 feet. Newfound Gap captures the essence of the Smokies: like the Park, it lies half in Tennessee and...more
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Newfound Gap Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You can't beat the view! We always drive up here and love to enjoy a picnic looking out over God's creation. One of the best mountain views on the East Coast.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Newfound Gap is a “must stop” whenever you are traveling US 441 between Cherokee NC And Gatlinburg Tennessee in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. Sitting on the North Carolina and Tennessee state line at an elevation of 5646 feet, it offers panoramic views into...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we explored here today. A very nice drive and well worth it. very clear Day and beautiful!,Go early ,parking gets crowded

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank southerngal4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The drive was beautiful, lots of places to pull off road. The views from the top are Majestic; can watch the clouds rolling by on every visit

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joseph B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of pullouts to really take time to enjoy the scenery. Truly majestic. Weather was beautiful. Was a Wednesday so not too crowded on the road.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LyleandTerry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A spot you will return to again and again to see the amazing view that changes with the seasons. Also happy that they have nice restrooms.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Knox D, Social Media Manager at Newfound Gap, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit to Newfound Gap. On your next visit, drive up to Clingmans Dome (a short distance from Newfound Gap) which is Great Smoky Mountains National Park's highest point. It is the highest point in Tennessee, and the second highest point...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love driving through the national park. we always can see some form of wildlife. It does require patience and some good brakes, as there may be some stop and go driving based on traffic, weather, wildlife, etc. Great stops and scenery throughout the drive.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MasterP007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The car park was busy as it was a clear day. The views were average in my opinion. If in the area give it a go.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank livinglifetothefull1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were spending a few days in the Gatlinburg area and wanted to come down to check out the Newfound Gap. Quite the place and we are certianly glad we stopped here. Huge area and plenty of parking for you and 100...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BSJ3258
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing spot for pictures and to take it all in. My friends, husband and I stopped here for some beautiful pictures and just to meditate

Date of experience: November 2018
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clarkegavin3
29 October 2018|
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Response from GoldRushJunkie | Reviewed this property |
As long as the park is open then you can drive up to Newfound Gap. Theres a TN/NC side marker for pictures. There's also restrooms.
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smaruer
8 July 2018|
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Response from GoldRushJunkie | Reviewed this property |
About 45 minutes. It really depends on the traffic and how many times you stop along the way to take in the views of the mountains.
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