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Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
+1 865-693-5739
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traffic jams

The scenery was beautiful. There are many opportunities for taking some great photos but if the... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Eliza W
View Not as Good Since Fire

This offers a scenic overview of the mountains. The leaves had not started changing yet so not... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
FlorenceYall3030
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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 28 October 2017

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.

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

This offers a scenic overview of the mountains. The leaves had not started changing yet so not much to see this time. Have been when it is quite colorful so timing is everything. You can see some of the devastation from the fire..

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Check out both places on the Gatlinburg bypass. Mountain scenery is beautiful and the town of Gatlinburg.

Thank jackie W
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

When ever we go to Gatlinburg we always have to take The scenic overlook at least once. It is a beautiful drive with spectacular views.

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

A nice drive, a definite shortcut from or to the National Park. It takes you around downtown Gatlinburg. You miss all the Gatlinburg traffic but then you miss Gatlinburg as well. There are pull offs where you can stop and look out over the city...More

Thank Sherry N
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

There are of course alot of Smokey Mountain overlooks but to see Gatlinburg you need to stop by. Views are beautiful.

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

This drive allows you to bypass the hustle and bustle of downtown Gatlinburg if you are traveling from Pigeon Forge to the National Park. Of course, you don't save much time, because you can't help but pull over for the Scenic Overlooks!

Thank Greg S
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

I loved driving and stoping at the pitstops to take photos of these amazing views. Stop as much as you can each stop is different there are also lakes and streams along the way to check out!

Thank Alexis P
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

We made a quick stop at the by pass overlook. It was beautiful. Not too crowded. We went during early October and could see some fall colors. I think it will be even more beautiful during late Oct - early Nov.

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

the Great Smoke Mountains are one of the most visited parks in America for a reason. They are breath taking and offer many superior views with lots of nature and commercial activities to interest any travelers. This is a spectacular view no matter what the...More

Thank Gran7
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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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