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Newfound Gap

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Must see in the fall

Lots of pullouts to really take time to enjoy the scenery. Truly majestic. Weather was beautiful... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Knoxville, Tennessee
Highest spot you can drive to in the Park.

A spot you will return to again and again to see the amazing view that changes with the seasons... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
East Sparta, Ohio
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Newfound Gap in Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the lowest drivable pass through the Great Smoky Mountains. Standing at an elevation of 5,048 feet. Newfound Gap captures the essence of the Smokies: like the Park, it lies half in Tennessee and...more
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Newfound Gap Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
+1 865-693-5739
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of pullouts to really take time to enjoy the scenery. Truly majestic. Weather was beautiful. Was a Wednesday so not too crowded on the road.

Thank LyleandTerry
Reviewed 5 days ago

A spot you will return to again and again to see the amazing view that changes with the seasons. Also happy that they have nice restrooms.More

Thank dreamchaser5
Knox D, Social Media Manager at Newfound Gap, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit to Newfound Gap. On your next visit, drive up to Clingmans Dome (a short distance from Newfound Gap) which is Great Smoky Mountains National Park's highest point. It is the highest point in Tennessee, and the second highest point...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We love driving through the national park. we always can see some form of wildlife. It does require patience and some good brakes, as there may be some stop and go driving based on traffic, weather, wildlife, etc. Great stops and scenery throughout the drive.

Thank MasterP007
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The car park was busy as it was a clear day. The views were average in my opinion. If in the area give it a go.

Thank livinglifetothefull1
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I were spending a few days in the Gatlinburg area and wanted to come down to check out the Newfound Gap. Quite the place and we are certianly glad we stopped here. Huge area and plenty of parking for you and 100...More

Thank BSJ3258
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazing spot for pictures and to take it all in. My friends, husband and I stopped here for some beautiful pictures and just to meditate

Thank elmegamega
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views are astonishing. The best car ride in the Smokies. Highly recommend, especially in the fall.

Thank bamachris1831
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's jammed here. We were around about 3pm on a Sunday and could barely get near it but many of us parked ons side of the road nearby and you can walk up. It's just a very popular spot. Nice variety of views. Bigger than...More

Thank mikki777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...take the Appalachian Trail to the North. It is a bit steep at the beginning but then eases off a bit. Nice views to the east along the way - walk as far as you like before coming back.

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great views, We found fog hanging in the values below us. Great color display at this altitude. But get here by 10 AM or you might not find a parking place!

Thank KenFromIllinois
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29 October 2018|
Response from GoldRushJunkie | Reviewed this property |
As long as the park is open then you can drive up to Newfound Gap. Theres a TN/NC side marker for pictures. There's also restrooms.
8 July 2018|
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Response from GoldRushJunkie | Reviewed this property |
About 45 minutes. It really depends on the traffic and how many times you stop along the way to take in the views of the mountains.