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Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
+1 865-693-5739
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Best view and easy to get to

Great place to pull off and take a picture and enjoy the view. I think it has the best views in... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2016

Stopped by to see the view, and it didn't disappoint! When you need a break from the busyness of... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2016
Andalusia, Alabama
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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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“fall colors” (10 reviews)
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Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
+1 865-693-5739
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

Great place to pull off and take a picture and enjoy the view. I think it has the best views in the area!

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Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped by to see the view, and it didn't disappoint! When you need a break from the busyness of town, stop by and enjoy the beauty of the Smokies!

Thank HeatherW520
Reviewed 17 November 2016

The bypass is definitely the way to go to get into Chalet Village. It will bypass the Parkway in Gatlinburg, which can take up to an hour to drive through during peak traffic. You will appreciate the beautiful scenery as well as bypassing the traffic!

Thank tlsayre
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We road through on the bike. The stops where plenty the view was breath taking and the time spent at each stop was never enough. The people you meet along the way pleasant good conversations with wonderful people. Will return next year and the years...More

Thank Tracy M
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We traveled to Gatlinburg and took the bypass there are 2 scenic overlooks that you must stop at, view of downtown Gatlinburg and the foilage was gorgeous

Thank cubbie0662
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I loved the breath taking views. It's a great place for family pics! The stops along the road are awesome too!

Thank Erin C
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The views in Gatlinburg in the fall are amazing. I highly recommend hiking thru the mountains in the fall.

Thank Tina S
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent views of Gatlinburg! I love locally so we don't stop here as much as I'd like, but when we want to hit up the Mountains, we lots of times use the Gatlinburg bypass.. loving to take photos, we love stopping here! Great views of...More

Thank devin37354
Reviewed 11 November 2016

If you want to get the best viewes of the Smokie Mountains,this is it! Can see forever and very peaceful . I could of stayed there all day!

Thank mukluk7477
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Beautiful view and beautiful drive. Enjoyable for the entire family. Great photo opportunities! Try to get here often.

Thank Tina S
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17 July 2017|
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Response from tenntraveller70 | Reviewed this property |
This area is easy to reach and good views can be had from a vehicle or from a chair parked on the sidewalk. I also recommend some of the Quiet Walkways between Sugarlands and Alum Cave Trail. Some of these provide paved... More
I will be heading to Smoky Mountain area in June with my husband and 2 young daughters. I already posted about accommodations and found answers very very helpful, as we are new to the area. Now I am interested in feedback on recreation. I am trying to avoid burned out areas, which some of course is ok, but I am afraid too much might worry my girls as they wont be able to understand yet exactly what all happened and that it is safe now, etc... Anyhow, my first question is if anyone is familiar with the River Romp tubing company and their river routes. 1. Is it safe enough for a 3 1/2 yr old and 5 1/2 yr old (will have life jackets and be with us of course)? 2. Is the route along the river preserved or burned out? 3. How long does it take to do the 2.5 mi trip on tubes? 4. How long do you wait afterward to be picked up? 5. Is it along a highway or more of a scenic route? We would like to feel in nature, scenic, but also need to be accommodating to little kids, trying to find happy medium. I will also call and ask them directly but would be interested to hear outside feedback as well. Or if you have any other recommendations? Thank you very kindly!
3 May 2017|
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Response from KDS37930 | Property representative |
We are not able to answer your questions about the properties that are privately owned. You don't need to be concerned about burned areas. New growth has sprung forth, and the area is beautiful and vibrant.
25 April 2017|
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Response from my-momwow | Reviewed this property |
Despite the fires, you are coming to the right place! This area is packed full of family-friendly attractions and so much natural beauty. We left the day before the fires swept into town and returned again just three weeks... More