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Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
+1 865-693-5739
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Snow fall on the Parkway!

Sight seeing was amazing when the snow fell on the parkway! Amazing views! We even saw a bear on... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Avila7705
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Johnson City, Tennessee
Thanksgiving getaway

We took a trip to Gatlinburg during Thanksgiving. It was absolutely beautiful. The view at night... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nabug47
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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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“nice drive” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Sight seeing was amazing when the snow fell on the parkway! Amazing views! We even saw a bear on our way up!

Thank Avila7705
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a trip to Gatlinburg during Thanksgiving. It was absolutely beautiful. The view at night was amazing! We stayed up on ski mtn drive. It was a drive but definitely worth it!

Thank Nabug47
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful spot for a picture! A definite must stop if you are on the Gatlinburg By pass. View after dark is awesome!

Thank dogmom719
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the summer of last year, my fiance took me to this overlook. It had been rainy all day, however we finally caught a break in the weather. As fog was laying on Mt Leconte, a double rainbow appeared and the fog lifted. It was...More

Thank FutureMrs829567
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way up to Clingmans dome and this view was unbelievable! We stayed and just looked out at it all for a while. Must see view!

Thank dm0924
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a little pull off on the side of the road, but well worth the stop for great pictures and beautiful views! Easy to find as we just pulled it up on Google maps. There are many other little pull off areas on this road...More

Thank Melissa C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You won't see any signs for this but Google maps suggested it and took me there without issue. There's a decent amount of parking and it's directly on the route into Gatlinburg from the National Park. Perhaps the best thing for some might be that...More

Thank TheCanopyRoad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I first went here it just took my breath away . I've always loved looking down from high places. This was so beautiful I didn't want to leave. I gotta see this next time I'm in Gatlingburg. everyone should take this site.

Thank Tibiafinger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had never been to the Smoky Mountains but three of my friends that I was with had been here in the past so they were my tour guide. We spent Saturday driving through the mountains. We stopped to take pictures at many of the...More

Thank wrigley1980
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and i stop here every year to take pictures. Still breathtaking, no matter how many times we see it.

Thank Andy W
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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
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
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djlynn61
18 July 2017|
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Response from KDS37930 | Property representative |
There are 4 parking areas. Each one is handicap accessible.
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