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Ramsey Cascades

Near intersection of Highway 73 and Hwy 416, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Type: Waterfalls
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Dearborn, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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81 reviews 81 reviews
37 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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orlando
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79 reviews 79 reviews
19 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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Fort Worth, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My sister and I set off on this journey to hike to the waterfall. It is 4 miles up and 4 miles back down...total of 8 miles. I was huffing and puffing straight away. I think some of it had to do with the altitude difference. We are from Texas and have no high mountains. There is a trail the... More

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Dearborn, Michigan
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4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were 7 of us with 3 couples in late 20s. All of us never hiked before. I read the reviews but not disclosed to my other friends except my wife. I knew it's gonna be tough as we all r new to trailing n hiking. Yes, we all were exhausted before reaching the end of it but believe me... More

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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93 reviews 93 reviews
34 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Most trail maps and brochures I have seen rate this as a "Moderate" to "Moderately difficult" hike. Personally I would say this definitely is a "Strenuous" hike. I have done it over a dozen times and it is just as hard every time. one time I could barely walk afterwards (knees) but we had done LeConte via the Boulevard the... More

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Harrison Twp
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

All I can say is "we did it"! We are not a very athletic or physically fit family (well some of us LOL), but we conquered this hiking trail. Being from out of state and all of our walking is mainly flat grounds, this trail was strenuous. It starts off more flat but then increasingly gets more narrow roads, climbing... More

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Tampa, Florida, Usa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This hike starts out as a moderate hike but about half way there the difficulty increases and by the top it is very strenuous but I loved it and would do it again. The path is fairly easy to follow until you get to the upper part then you will think to yourself " am I going the right way?... More

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