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Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
+1 865-693-5739
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Nice place

This is a real nice place to stop along the way and view the whole town-looks especially neat at... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Karen S
beautiful views

The Smokey mountains are beautiful and the pictures we got from this area are breathtaking. Would... read more

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elaine e
Canton, Ohio
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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
+1 865-693-5739
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a real nice place to stop along the way and view the whole town-looks especially neat at night when things are all lit up

Thank Karen S
Reviewed yesterday

The Smokey mountains are beautiful and the pictures we got from this area are breathtaking. Would love to go back as the leaves are changing

Thank elaine e
Reviewed yesterday

Must see this view each time for forty plus years now. Easy to get to and great shortcut around traffic.

Thank Doc11bravo
Reviewed 6 days ago

I recommend going this way at least once during your stay. The view is beautiful. Plus all the fall colors are beginning to pop out.

Thank JoAnn T
Reviewed 1 week ago

There isn't a bad view of the Smokey Mountains but this is just a phenomenal place to take pictures and get a panoramic view of the beauty that is Gatlinburg.

Thank MCRohan
Reviewed 1 week ago

The bypass, which gets you around Gatlinburg, provides some very nice views of the valley and hills.

Thank orccim
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful view and very easy to get to. The best place to go for a nice mountain view near Gatlinburg. There is parking available.

Thank Loren H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Taking the scenic overlook bypass is absolutely my favorite part of Gatlinburg, beautiful look out stops, Breath taking view of mountains. IT never gets old

Thank smurfbaby0418
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the Tan Trolley line from the aquarium transportation center for the two dollar round trip, three stops plenty of picture opportunity, make it a day as the trolley has a 1 and 1/2 our loop. Take a picnic lunch.

2  Thank codepat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every trip to Gatlinburg we visit the scenic overlook. It is a great photo op. Beautiful scenery of Gatlinburg surrounded by the mountains. Breathtaking!

Thank generations7
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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.