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Great hike but be prepared

I have wanted to do this hike for years and finally got the chance. The cascades are worth the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Florence, South Carolina
Ramsey Cascades

Strenuous hike: Significant elevation gain and path is often rocks and roots. I will do it again... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Tom J
Bethlehem, Kentucky, United States
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We are en our late 50s and we did this hike spending a total of 6 hours. The hike is hard, lots of rocks and roots on the trail and you are gaining 2200 feet of elevation what makes it difficult. Once at the fall...More

Thank betty f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have wanted to do this hike for years and finally got the chance. The cascades are worth the effort but it is a lot of effort.The first challenge is getting to the trail head. It is about 5 miles up a mostly gravel road...More

3  Thank Botzworth
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Strenuous hike: Significant elevation gain and path is often rocks and roots. I will do it again! Bring a hiking pole and water. I packed a lunch for the falls and highly recommend this trek.

Thank Tom J
Reviewed 22 July 2018

You’re reading this, trying to decide what trail you want to hike in the Smoky Mountains for that one day you have penciled-in to explore the park. Don’t feel bad, I did the same thing too and after reading numerous reviews on TripAdvisor and watching...More

5  Thank Gothiclion
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Hiked this during Early January, so we dealt with some serious ice and blizzard conditions, but love the adventure and would recommend crampons if hiking during the winter months to avoid falling and slippage. Would love to see it during the summer and Fall.

Thank Evan E
Reviewed 19 June 2018

One of our favorite hikes in the Great Smokies. Easy to get to and relatively easy for almost everyone. Love it!

2  Thank Brian D
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Believe the park rangers when they say that this hike is strenuous! Luckily, we brought one walking stick! We took turns using it both going up and down the trail. The trail starts off at a slight incline and slowly works up to very rocky,...More

5  Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We started out knowing this hike would be challenging, but I didn't realize how challenging. The last mile I struggled a lot. The waterfall was beautiful and I'm glad we did it. We should have taken more breaks and definitely a sandwich instead of just...More

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We finally made the climb to Ramsey Cascades. We have wanted to do this hike for years. I knew it would be tough hike but it was tougher than I expected. The last mile was especially tough. The change in elevation plus stepping up on...More

Thank LuluintheFL
Reviewed 6 April 2018

the best climb and experience ever. It is really rewarding once you make the 8 mile trek. It is tough but well worth it.

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All trails are rated intermediate to difficult. We always bring a backpack full of snacks and water along with some basic medical supplies. You just have to watch your footing and be careful!