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

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Tough, rugged, worth it

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Beverly M
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The scenery and the waterfall were awesome. I want to make sure you are prepared. This is a very tough hike. Uphill practically the whole way, like you are climbing stairs. Rocks and roots are abundant making the trek more difficult. It was even more difficult coming down because of ice and mud and the risk of slipping. Word of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is one waterfall that doesn't disappoint. It looks exactly like the pictures. I've hiked almost every waterfall trail in the Smokies and this is by far the hardest I've hiked. It is a 8 mile round trip hike, starts off fairly easy and gets very difficult at the end. It is beautiful, and we saw a mom and 3... More 

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

At the age of sixty-nine and made the climb! At the start I had no idea how difficult it would be. Next time I will wear hiking shoes, not walking shoes. I have never experience anything like this. We carried water, but no food nor flashlight... was a mistake. Met many people; one couple gave us the best ham sandwiches... More 

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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This was my very first hiking experience and turned out to be really awesome! Ramsay Cascades trail round trip was approximately 8 miles but appeared even longer. This trail has all the flavors; log bridges, rock climbing, water streams and steep paths. Though this trail is very exhausting but the waterfalls at the end of trail is worth this much... More 

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Alsip, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

I have made the hike to Ramsey twice before and each time it has looked different. This time after some serious rain it was amazing. A thundering wall of water. We had to wade through the small falls just before the Cascade for the first time. Ankle deep but easily ffordable. The roar of the falls as well as the... More 

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Birmingham, AL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We hiked to the waterfall in 2 hours and back down in 1 1/2 hours. We hiked it at a fair pace, with all in our group having hiked quite a bit before. The falls are lovely; the top was quite busy on the side of the water that the trail ends on. Definitely recommended! It's got a lot of... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Our trip time to the falls and back totaled about 6 hours. Took us 3 1/2 going up and 2/1/2 going down. Do not let the first mile fool you! It is much easier than the rest of the trail. My boyfriend and I did this together, and neither one of us are very fit (in fact he is very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This trail is rated as moderately strenuous......we have hiked many of the area trails and this is a difficult trail in my estimation. We did the trip in about 5 hours including about a half hour at the falls. I was glad I had my walking stick with me as it helped me with balance on the rocks when we... More 

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