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

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Awesome hike

Started out early. Limited parking area was full by the time of our return. Path starts out simple but turns into rocky tree stump path with a large vertical climb. The last mile... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Started out early. Limited parking area was full by the time of our return. Path starts out simple but turns into rocky tree stump path with a large vertical climb. The last mile seems like the uphill battle will never end but it was so worth the fight! Suggest starting early. Wearing good hiking shoes. Bring water and pack lunch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

At the 2.8 mile mark - there is an old growth forest area with the largest poplars I have ever seen. The first mile is up an old logging road. At the 2.0 mile mark you reach the stream and smaller trail. It is most beautiful here. Later you will walk across a bridge and then a little ways up... More 

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Greeneville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The following is only my opinion: This hike is wonderful for hikers that have experience hiking in the GSMNP. It is not for beginners. The hike itself does not offer all the sights as other hiked in the GSMNP. However, the waterfall is unparalleled, in my opinion.

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Greenville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I decided to do this hike the day before I travelled to the area. I thought people were exaggerating the difficulty. They were not! This is 4 1/2 miles uphill. You need a good pair of shoes/boots for this hike. Lots of rocks, and rock steps. Once you start, the difficulty only increases closer to the top. After I thought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Well worth the hike. The trail to me was easy at first, became moderate and at the end strenuous. So peaceful, not many people hike this trail probably because of the distance. Great scenery although no bears sighted. Recommend this trail to anyone out for a nice hike. Ramsay Cascades is a beautiful waterfall, bet after a good rain it... More 

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Man this hike was tougher than we imagined. You have to cross a rushing stream/river several times, climb slick and unstable rocks (I slipped and fell once) and it seems longer that 8 miles, but the falls at the end were absolutely gorgeous! I'm not sure if it was the excessive rain or that the photos don't do it justice... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We hike quite a bit but this was a whole other level. It took my wife and I about 6hrs to hike there and back. We were absolutely exhausted by the end. Where good hiking boots, bring plenty of water and take your time. When we finally made it to the waterfall it was an amazing view. Unfortunately there was... More 

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We went in 2013. It was very nice. There are many things that we stop by and enjoy. One of them is small river and the other is wooden bridge. If you can walk and have a energetic group must go.

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Lawrence, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This is a trail that has multiple cascades in the river and at the end is the Ramsey Cascade. The trail itself starts off nice enough, but then turns into something of another character. You are hiking up rocks and boulders, climbing over roots, and crossing multiple sections of streams/river. Majority of the trail is uphill with some sections of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The river here is beautiful. It is one of my favorite trails. 1.5 miles in is mildly strenuous elevation but with a nice wide trail easy enough for older kids. After that the trail narrows and becomes much more difficult with many small obstacles. The views of the river anywhere you can find them are lovely. The best views are... More 

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Address: Near intersection of Highway 73 and Hwy 416, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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