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Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
+1 865-693-5739
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Awesome place! Gorgeous Views!

There isn't a bad view of the Smokey Mountains but this is just a phenomenal place to take pictures... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Nice views of Gatlinburg

The bypass, which gets you around Gatlinburg, provides some very nice views of the valley and hills.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mooresville, North Carolina
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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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“fall colors” (11 reviews)
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Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
+1 865-693-5739
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Reviewed yesterday

There isn't a bad view of the Smokey Mountains but this is just a phenomenal place to take pictures and get a panoramic view of the beauty that is Gatlinburg.

Thank MCRohan
Reviewed 2 days ago

The bypass, which gets you around Gatlinburg, provides some very nice views of the valley and hills.

Thank orccim
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful view and very easy to get to. The best place to go for a nice mountain view near Gatlinburg. There is parking available.

Thank Loren H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Taking the scenic overlook bypass is absolutely my favorite part of Gatlinburg, beautiful look out stops, Breath taking view of mountains. IT never gets old

Thank smurfbaby0418
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took the Tan Trolley line from the aquarium transportation center for the two dollar round trip, three stops plenty of picture opportunity, make it a day as the trolley has a 1 and 1/2 our loop. Take a picnic lunch.

1  Thank codepat
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Every trip to Gatlinburg we visit the scenic overlook. It is a great photo op. Beautiful scenery of Gatlinburg surrounded by the mountains. Breathtaking!

Thank generations7
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove up to the Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook for the first time this year and what an amazing view. I loved it so much, that after our wedding renewal, we went back to take some photos there. Absolutely gorgeous. The road is maintained and not...More

Thank MrsBunn2002
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live locally and still enjoy the views from the By-Pass. The roads are well maintained on the By-Pass, and the overlook is worth stopping at.

Thank ReadyWhenUR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Deffinitly a must see. I was looking for the perfect view and I found it! Loved it! The colors of fall in the smokies are perfect.

Thank Amy E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always take the by-pass, just so we can take more photo's. Beautiful views of the mountains and of the city below.

Thank donald s
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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!
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.