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Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
+1 865-693-5739
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Make sure you stop here and enjoy the view overlooking the town! Quiet, scenic, worth the stop... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pilot Mountain, North Carolina

We always take this bypass if we are going to the park. It saves time and the view is amazing. We... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Melissa M
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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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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  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
+1 865-693-5739
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Reviewed yesterday

Make sure you stop here and enjoy the view overlooking the town! Quiet, scenic, worth the stop! Easy parking. Bring your camera!

Thank HarvestDream
Reviewed 3 days ago

We always take this bypass if we are going to the park. It saves time and the view is amazing. We always stop just to take a look and see what has changes and admire the beauty

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I am amazed every time I drive into the mountains at the breathtaking, peaceful, and beautiful views! This trip I decided to take my time and get off the beaten path. The temperature is at least 10 degrees cooler! I was so glad I had...More

Thank Sugarmamatammy
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nature makes the best views ever and this scenic ride up the mountains does not disapoint. From dense wooded areas with streams and waterfalls to views through the valleys and then from the top overlooking your surroundings, a nature lover's picture book dream come true

Thank DougJ08758
Reviewed 4 days ago

good views on almost any day. awesome views on sunny days. another chance to really soak in the beauty of the mountains

Thank Ben M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful. Stunning view. Well worth the visit in spite of the charred trees. Our grandchildren really liked it, especially watching the clouds that reminded them of smoke coming out of chimneys.

1  Thank Sue N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice view of the city. Could really see the burned areas from the fires of Nov 2016. There were many dead areas and burned out buildings and homes that could be seen.

Thank INPatriots
Reviewed 1 week ago

worth the drive beautiful photo op. would NOT drive on to Clingman's Dome long drive and unless you make a fairly steep half mile climb, you will only see what you see at the Scenic Overlook.

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Thank traveler462015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bypass is a nice ride and offers you the chance to see the back roads. The overlook allows you to see the beauty of the mountains and right now some of the devastation to the wildlife since the fire.

1  Thank Chevy403
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got here as the sun was coming up. It was a beautiful view of the city. Highly recommend to anyone wanting a photo of the city.

Thank cer1126
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kathy o
14 August 2017|
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Response from Shirley G | Reviewed this property |
We did Clingmans Dome and it has places to sit and rest it along the way. It is only a 1/2 mile but steep however my husband has 13 blood clot in his right leg and he went and really enjoyed the walk. We just took it slow... More
kathy o
14 August 2017|
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Response from Shirley G | Reviewed this property |
We don't' do a lot of trails but was told by someone that some of the trails are ok for seniors and they give the distance and intensity of the trails.
18 July 2017|
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Response from KDS37930 | Property representative |
There are 4 parking areas. Each one is handicap accessible.