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Beautiful Scene

Wonderful place... Reathtaking view. Great picture opportunities. You must see Gatlinburg fron... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jeri J
Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
via mobile
So pretty even in winter!

My husband and I drove up to the overlook and it was so pretty. We went in February so nothing was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sheila 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...more
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Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful place... Reathtaking view. Great picture opportunities. You must see Gatlinburg fron this spot. Pictures are postcard worthy!!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jeri J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I drove up to the overlook and it was so pretty. We went in February so nothing was green, however the mountains are breathtaking and looked as if they were hugging Gatlinburg beneath it. We love this place and come to visit...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sheila S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Easy to get to whether going in or out of Gatlinburg. Easy pull off access. You can overlook all of Gatlinburg and get excellent photos.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ericca H
Reviewed 13 February 2019

Take the extra few minutes to enjoy the view and really take in the breath taking smokey mountains. Totally spectacular!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank mom98wmu
Reviewed 28 January 2019 via mobile

Gorgeous views of Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains. Easy in and out. Can't be in the area and not stop!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mk2walton
Reviewed 23 January 2019

There was snow on the peaks the weekend that we were there. it was awesome to see. There was only a light dusting in town but the distant peaks were covered.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vacationer325172
Reviewed 21 January 2019

I'm probably not the best person to comment on this attraction. I think Gatlinburg is a tourist trap. Why anyone would want to go to a scenic overlook of Gatlinburg is beyond my comprehension. We did stop here. I think you can see it just...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Knox D, KDS Publisher at Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2019

I'm sorry your vacation to the Smoky Mountains was not what you expected. It sounds like you had a bad experience overall. We have more than 10 million visitors annually. If you visit again, be sure to try one of our hiking trails.

Reviewed 16 January 2019

Great views of downtown Gatlinburg. We try to take the bypass every trip we make to the area. Always a beautiful view.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank David T
Reviewed 15 January 2019

Drove up,looked around at the gorgeous beautiful views,so pretty.Smoky mountains is a wonderful name for them .Always look's like smoke covers them.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hotrodnana60
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

It was really nice riding along the parkway and being able to pull off the road for photograph opportunities. The scenery is beautiful. The Little River was really flowing. We saw 4 does that ran out across the road. The natural setting is wonderful!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 262patriciaa
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16 December 2017|
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Response from GF H | 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 538kristinb | 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