The hiking trail to Lonesome Pine Overlook begins at the first gravel parking area on the left in Deep Creek. Take the Noland Divide trail up for 3.5 miles and the overlook sign will be on your left. You will travel up the entire way there; 2300 ft in elevation change as a matter of fact. This hiking trail in the heart of the Smoky Mountains will definitely provide a workout for your legs but it's well worth it! Tunnels of Mountain Laurel, phenomenal view, and solitude!