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Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

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

Beautiful views. Restrooms are available. Large parking lot. It’s a very popular place Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Love the view

Every time we are in the area we have to stop and take a pic. Sometimes more than once. It's great... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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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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  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“by pass” (63 reviews)
“pull offs” (11 reviews)
“great photo op” (11 reviews)
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Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
+1 865-693-5739
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful views. Restrooms are available. Large parking lot. It’s a very popular place Beautiful drive to get here.

Thank manxroots
Reviewed 4 days ago

Every time we are in the area we have to stop and take a pic. Sometimes more than once. It's great to get a pic during the day and then one at night of the town of Gatlinburg.

Thank crystalm37
Reviewed 6 days ago

We take this each time we visit. Beautiful scenery, definitely a change from the main area of town. Great for photos.

Thank Faith N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful view of Gatlinburg and surrounding areas. It is a must see place and beautiful backdrop for photos.

Thank nonna25girls
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to go if yo are into photography. Wonderful location for shooting photos of the Smokey Mountains and environs.

Thank Ocean_Rover_Blue_Wat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful experience. The fall of the year is a perfect time to visit. The leaves and mountains are gorgeous.

Thank KChis
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Scenic Overlook is all right. You can get a pretty good view of the town from up here, and seem good photos. Although in the end, it's just decent overall.

Thank arjuny1210
Reviewed 1 week ago

Breathtaking scenery with beautiful colors seems to get better every year. We love stopping here. So peaceful. What a wonderful place!

Thank E8015NOrebeccag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mother nature at her best, cant really go wrong with this trip to Gatlinburg. Watch out for bears though!

Thank halfunit83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The scenery was beautiful. There are many opportunities for taking some great photos but if the traffic flow is thick a driver may spend most of the day on the road waiting to get to a favored spot.

Thank Eliza W
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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!
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
18 July 2017|
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Response from KDS37930 | Property representative |
There are 4 parking areas. Each one is handicap accessible.