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Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
+1 865-693-5739
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Whether your only time traveling to the area or you are a regular visitor, everyone stops here to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
fatcattn
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Tennessee
Beautiful start to our hiking trip

At the start of the park, perfect pictures & stunning views! We stopped here before clingmans dome... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sadie S
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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 2 days ago

Whether your only time traveling to the area or you are a regular visitor, everyone stops here to take in the view.

Thank fatcattn
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

At the start of the park, perfect pictures & stunning views! We stopped here before clingmans dome. Not alot of parking but people don’t stay too long.

Thank Sadie S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

a wonderful spot to stop and take pictures. You may even see a bear on the way! You get a beautiful view of downtown Gatlinburg along with a beautiful view of the Smokey Mountains!

Thank Molly S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We always travel this route. Just love the view from this point. Traveled here through different seasons, just never get tired of Gatlinburg. It's our home away from home.

Thank Chrisann W
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The view of the mountains is beautiful. This is the best part of this overlook. But if want a nice view of Gatlinburg, this is a good spot. But for better views of the mountains, drive into the national park.

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Knox D, Publisher at Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

This review area is specifically for the Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook. You might want to do a review for Clingmans Dome, for example, to point out the excellent views from other areas in the National Park.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard about it but never have been and we weren't disappointed. What an amazing view! We want to come back in the fall!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this overlook provides a great view of Gatlinburg, the fence and area around the parking lot is messy and has been greatly defaced with knucklehead graffiti. The air smelled like urine when I exited my car. I suspect the parking lot is a hangout...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd post a photo, but it looks like all the other photos posted. A nice stop on the way in and out of the national park. Stop and enjoy the view overlooking Gatlinburg.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good place to stop and see Gatlinburg from high above. Can spend as little or as lot of time as you want. Usually not crowded.

Thank Samantha M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The overlook allows you to view most of Gatlinburg and the surrounding mountains. Nice place to pull off the road and view the beauty of the Smokies.

Thank cmac811
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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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