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Ramsey Cascades

Near intersection of Highway 73 and Hwy 416, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Tough but Rewarding Hike!

Ramsey Cascades is a beautiful trail and we experienced snow as we made our way to the top. Great... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
kbhunter10
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Ramsey's Cascades is Quite a hike!

Ramsey's Cascades is a 12 mile, strenous hike through the GSMNP, on the East side of the park, in... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Sheila M
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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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Near intersection of Highway 73 and Hwy 416, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Ramsey Cascades is a beautiful trail and we experienced snow as we made our way to the top. Great hiking shoes are a must, as the trail is very rocky. Also like others have said, the rocks are VERY slippery at the top so please...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Ramsey's Cascades is a 12 mile, strenous hike through the GSMNP, on the East side of the park, in East Tennessee, to the cascades (from GSMNP website: Ramsey Cascades is the tallest waterfall in the park, dropping 100 feet over rock outcroppings.). Be warned -...More

Thank Sheila M
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

This is definitely a strenuous hike and not for children. Waterfall at the end is beautiful, but the hike itself is no where near as scenic as Alum Cave, also considered a "strenuous" hike. Ramsey round trip is twice as long as Alum. (Note, most...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We didn't finish this hike as it started to get dark and we didn't want to be hiking after sunset with 2 small children. If you want to hike here - Get there early, bring water, and wear comfortable shoes. I would not recommend hiking...More

Thank Leslielf
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

This hike is considered a blue/black. With that being said, just be prepared for the hike. It is a 2,209 ft ascent covering 4 miles. Then the same 2,209 ft descent which actually takes the same amount of time. The trail can take 4&1/2-7 hours...More

3  Thank Marty G
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Hiked up to Ramsey Cascades with my 10 year old son. Neither of us really prepared for this strenuous hike but took our time and were rewarded in the end. Bring plenty to drink (we wore hydration packs). The trail is very rocky and full...More

Thank progressiveyoda
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

This was a fine hike. Not as strenuous as I thought, but then we have hiked Old Rag and Half-dome in the past. My son and I were there and back in 4.5 hours. We brought plenty of water and were the second group on...More

2  Thank mittentravellers
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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

The first 1.5 miles is easy. You follow a 'road' that is wide. The total hike gains about 2200 feet by my GPS. The climb starts almost immediately. After the first 1.5 miles the trail gets narrow and you are hiking up rocks and roots....More

1  Thank Gary H
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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This hike was well worth it! We took our 10, 11, 18 year-olds as well as my 64 year-old mom (who is really healthy). It is listed as strenuous and that is accurate. Know what you are getting into, take plenty of water, some snacks...More

Thank Sharae H
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

This is one of those hikes in the SMNP which can be easily overlooked because you have to leave the Smokies, drive through Gatlinburg, take 321 East, and then come back into the Smokies via Greenbriar Rd. i.e. you will not stumble onto this trail...More

1  Thank Trey S
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Michelle B
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Response from OfcCarroll | Reviewed this property |
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!
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