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Always a Great View!

We love taking photos at the Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook. It is a great place to enjoy the beauty... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Pleasant drive

This area is very well done and clean. Plenty of room to drive or pull over to see what you want... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
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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 28 August 2018

We love taking photos at the Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook. It is a great place to enjoy the beauty of the Smokies and to see the progress of Mother Nature reclaiming herself since thew fires nearly two years ago.

Date of experience: July 2018
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

This area is very well done and clean. Plenty of room to drive or pull over to see what you want. Also plenty of trash cans if you want to grab a sandwich and take in the scenery

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MRLHeather
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We saw it early in the morning and it was stunning to sit and watch the day develop. Not crowded, either.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tajiri02
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We loved going through the Smoky Mountains and pulling over at the overlooks. Absolutely beautiful. A must do.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BrookeM08
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This is an excellent spot to view the smokies without actually experience the hikes. It is a good was to get an essence and a taste of what there is to see without leaving your car.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Il60076
Reviewed 18 August 2018

One of my favorite FREE places to go! Away from the chaos of town, but able to see all the excitement AND - THE MAJESTY OF OUR BEAUTIFUL SMOKY MOUNTAINS! Here and just a couple of miles into the park to still view our Beautiful...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 18 August 2018

We stopped and parked at this Overlook off of the small Gatlinburg Bypass which cuts off the downtown lights and traffic. There is a strip of parking, a sidewalk strip and railing to park get out and stand on the sidewalk to look out at...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We took my brother in law and his wife to the overlook. They were so impressed with the beauty of the Smoky Mountains. Can’t wait to go back.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Roosmars1
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Though often overcrowded, the view is just beautiful. It would be a shame not to take in the amazing views when you visit the Smoky Mountains.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TomGackle
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Stop here for great views of Gatlinburg. Good place to stop and take pictures while overlooking the city.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank gobuckeyes681
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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!
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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