Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

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  • Address: Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 11:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8656935739
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Landmark, Observatory, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Adventure, Observation Deck, Nature

Hike to the Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook where mountain meets brightly coloured trees. Let the sun shine on you while you pass on a path crossed by mountain animals. Look around you and see the colours of nature. Gaze from the Overlook, see a clear view of Gatlinburg’s attractions and restaurants. The tall Gatlinburg Space Needle is in clear view from the Scenic Overlook.

Count multi-coloured leaves and flowers blooming in the Overlook. Breathe in the crisp mountain air. Lookout for nature in full bloom. A burst of burnt orange, bright crimson and lemon shades surrounds the mountain. Tourists flock to this place to admire nature at its best. It’s a work of art. There is no better place to view Gatlinburg. It spreads out like a quilt of colours beneath the Scenic Overlook.

From the moment you come to the Scenic Overlook, you'll feel the difference. The peace and quiet atmosphere is undisturbed. Life is celebrated at a different pace here. Fall in love with the charm of this place. It is an easy drive and brings the potential of camera worthy pictures around every corner. Very soon you will understand what draws people here. Watch the sun set over Gatlinburg if you come here in the evening.

Take out your picnic basket and eat warm pastries and wash it down with tea. Work up an appetite walking or cycling this trial, then settle down to supper. Tuck into homemade sandwiches and garden salad. Chat awhile over hot steaming coffee. Pick up some warm pizzas before heading to the Scenic Overlook and then eat that on the hike.

The fall here is gorgeous and almost tremendous. There were a few cold mornings in the upper elevations with snow, while in the lower elevations enjoy cool mornings. This is a great spot to stop and take in the beautiful views. It is pretty at night and during the day as well. It is also a great stop along the bypass of the city which can be very crowded.

This wonderful place is located on the Gatlinburg Bypass. It is not difficult to access because the Bypass is open to visitors. It is a great place to take pictures. There are many spots where you can snap your family with the Smoky Mountain as a back drop. Treasure the memories of Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountain and take the pictures back with you. 

Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook Travel Tips

  • Wear sturdy shoes if you are walking.
  • Wear warm clothes if you go in winter.
  • Carry a food, as there are no restaurants onsite.

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  • Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook Address: Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN, United States
  • Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook Contact Number: +1-8656935739
  • Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook Timing: 09:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook(preferred time): 09:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 13.84% of people who visit Gatlinburg include Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook in their plan

  • 33.33% of people start their Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook visit around 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

People normally club together Roaring Fork and Big Top Arcade while planning their visit to Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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