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Ramsey Cascades

Near intersection of Highway 73 and Hwy 416, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Do not underestimate

This was a fine hike. Not as strenuous as I thought, but then we have hiked Old Rag and Half-dome... read more

Reviewed yesterday
mittentravellers
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Freeland, MI
My favorite hike in the last 10 years

The first 1.5 miles is easy. You follow a 'road' that is wide. The total hike gains about 2200... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gary H
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Near intersection of Highway 73 and Hwy 416, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank mittentravellers
Reviewed 2 days ago 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

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Trey S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I chose this as our waterfall hike in the Smokies and it didn't disappoint! It is a more difficult trail, but only about the last mile or so where you need to climb over some rocks and the terrain is a little...More

Thank Jenna L
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Love love love this hike!!! It says 4.5 miles to get there but it is definitely closer to 6 miles according the Apple Watch. This hike is definitely not for the weak LOL. We lounged around for the day after. But the views are beyond...More

Thank Brooke M
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This is a difficult hike that you will need to make sure you are in shape for. Many people try this one and don't make it. You need to also bring extra water and a towel so you can play at the top and get...More

Thank TheGreenAuthor
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Agree with other reviewers that this is more of a 10 mile round trip hike than 8 miles. Not sure how official guidebooks get away with saying otherwise. I trusted the guidebooks until I measured it myself! But I'm not sure I would have chosen...More

Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Hiked on a Thursday afternoon. Only passed 5 people whole hike. I am an avid experienced lifelong hiker who spends summers in the Rockies hiking at 12-14,000 ft elevation. I also road bicycle doing the Ride the Rockies in JUNE. (7 days, @450 miles +...More

2  Thank mealybug
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We saw a sign at the ranger station as we drove back to the Ramsey Cascade trailhead that said the trail was closed. We continued along the road. Along the way we saw lots of butterflies! There was also a very nice picnic area with...More

1  Thank sbcucinotta
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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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