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Address: Near intersection of Highway 73 and Hwy 416, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN

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Well Worth The Effort

I had heard about this trail for years and had a weekend business trip in the Gatlinburg area and thought I'd give it a go. It was January and had been very cold, which made me... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Paris, Tennessee
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Paris, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

I had heard about this trail for years and had a weekend business trip in the Gatlinburg area and thought I'd give it a go. It was January and had been very cold, which made me excited to see a lot of ice at the waterfall. It didn't disappoint. The trail is a steady climb, not unlike many of the... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It's hard to see unless you climb over the rocks to get closer to it. It's pretty dangerous and my gf slipped and hurt her shoulder. Got a few good pics and headed back down the hill. It's an intermediate trail and probably not good for beginners. It was damp the day we did it and had to traverse several... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Everyone in my group was in their early twenties and very good physical shape and it still took us about 7 hours to do this trail in total (this includes stopping for lunch once reaching the falls!) Definitely pack a full day's worth of water and snacks! Bring layers as the temperature changed a lot in different portions of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Amazing Trail!!!! Well worth all the hard work. It is not an easy trail but the amazing fall is worth it!!!

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Oak Forest, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a moderately difficult hike, but well worth the effort. As other reviewers have indicated, a sturdy pair of hiking boots and a walking stick are helpful tools on this hike. Don't worry about buying a fancy stick, you can pick one up along the way, or you can borrow one of the walking sticks left at the trail... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I'm a 20 year old female, this was my very first hike, and to be honest, I probably could have picked an easier one for the first one. Haha. The first mile and a half or so isn't bad at all. But when you reach the sign that says Ramsey Cascades 2.5 miles, you're about to start the real hike.... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Me and my husband hiked this trail in one hour 38 minutes to get to the top. Amazing waterfall/cascade at the end of the trail. Well worth the time and energy.

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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Rugged and worth every step! Numerous times on the trail you're treated to great water views, but nothing compares to the final fall on the top. Ran into a mama bear & cub on the way back down, but they were content to head straight away from us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My husband and I planned to do a lot of hiking in the Smokies on our short honeymoon and this was the first and only trail we ended up doing. We are both overweight, but avid hikers, and it was quite strenuous and left us sore for the next 3 days, though there was never a question of turning back.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is the most beautiful trail I have done in the Smoky Mountain Park to date. DIRECTIONS TO TRAIL HEAD To get to the trail head from Pigeon Forge heading towards Gatlinburg take a left at light #3 in Gatlinburg then veer left onto HWY 321 go approx. 6 miles until you come upon Greenbrier Rd. take a right onto... More 

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