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We drove by here on a clear day with a big, blue sky. You can see many miles. The drive is the way... read more

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Beauty Beyond Weather

Oh what a spectacular view of Gatlinburg. Thought it might be blah because of the rainy and cloudy... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jim M
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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...more
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Reviewed yesterday

We drove by here on a clear day with a big, blue sky. You can see many miles. The drive is the way to avoid driving through Gatlinburg. It is a major time saving shortcut with beautiful views.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Oh what a spectacular view of Gatlinburg. Thought it might be blah because of the rainy and cloudy weather from Florence. Wrong on my part. What a spectacular look into a well preserved gateway into the Great Smoky Mtns area.

1  Thank Jim M
Reviewed 5 days ago

The drive was nice and relaxing. At the time we went through the traffic was fairly low. The view is great and there are plenty of places to stop and grab a picture and take in the surroundings. We went in June and are planning...More

1  Thank Josh B
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the perfect place to stop and see the area from above. You can see the town of Gatlinburg and the mountains leading right up to the town. We were able to see how close the recent wild fire came to the town. This...More

1  Thank ErieChris
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been in Gatlinburg several times and always enjoy the view from the overlook. Was good to see the area recovering from the previous fire.

Thank harleydude2006
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular. The views are amazing, wonderful and "awesome. Takes you away from the crowded streets below. It gives you a birds eye view beyond the tourists below. Totally worth the few dollars it costs. No time limit, telescopes in all directions, I took some great...More

Thank Tom O
Knox D, Guest Relations Manager at Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It appears that you were on the Gatlinburg Sky Lift rather than the Scenic Overlook. However, both offer beautiful views of downtown Gatlinburg. So glad you enjoyed the Sky Lift.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing view. I would recommend this stop to everyone. Easy access to get to and a great photo opportunity.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a must see absoutley this takes your breath away very nice view at night unbelievable and amazing live bear night swing going further up mt

Thank Carol L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such beautiful views that never get old! These mountains are so beautiful any time of day or year! Take advantage of the pull offs and soak up the stunning Mountain View’s

Thank tnlandreth12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just so beautiful and serene. Peaceful, you just feel at ease. Could have spent all day there just taking in the scenery.

Thank Kathy H
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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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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!
kathy o
14 August 2017|
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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