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

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An athletic friend and I took this hike (grateful for the lunch we packed and the extra water - be advised!) and I marveled at the beauty, the streams, and the trail. He jogged up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Dunedin, Florida, United States
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Dunedin, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

An athletic friend and I took this hike (grateful for the lunch we packed and the extra water - be advised!) and I marveled at the beauty, the streams, and the trail. He jogged up the 4 miles (I took to hugging trees and photography between strenuous climbs) and although we emerged about 5 hours later, tired and loopy, it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

If waterfalls and soreness are your thing then go! It took us about 5 hours and 45 minutes for the entire hike and we were paying for it the next day. We had proper hiking shoes, but made the mistake of lugging extra weight, pack as light as you can and take snacks and water. People say it's worth it,... More 

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Tifton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Great Mountain Hike! Took about 5 hours there and back with 2 children under 10. The Falls were beautiful and the rhododendrones spectacular!

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

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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