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Ramsey Cascades

Near intersection of Highway 73 and Hwy 416, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I agree with others who said enjoy the journey. Old growth forest, enormous trees and serenity. The falls are beautiful! How difficult is it? I can only compare to Abrams falls which is a casual stroll compared to the cascades hike. The difficulty is in the grade and footing. Lots of rocks and tree roots to trip over. Took about... More

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Paris, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a very rugged 8 mile round trip trail but if you can make it up the mountain you will see it is worth the trip. There are somethings to be aware of though before you make your way up. Think long and hard before taking your kids up here. Will they be able to make it up? Are... More

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My husband and I and 27 year old son just completed hiking Ramsey’s Cascades this past weekend. What a gorgeous hike!! We do a major hike on the average of every other month and this one goes to the top of our “most memorable” list. Steve is 51, very active in volleyball leagues, and is in great shape. I am... More

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New Albany, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This was a great hike and well worth the challenge. Be prepared. If you are not a regular hiker. Steep and rugged terrain. Bring plenty of water. Dress appropriately.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I agree with the other reviewer that a seven-year-old would find this trip very difficult. I am 53 years of age and 20 pounds overweight. I go to the gym once a week. It took me 2 1/2 hours to go up in 2 1/2 hours to go down. I saw 70-year-old man who was walking the trail alone! Despite... More

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Jupiter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This is a strenuous 8 mile round trip hike - make sure you have the proper shoes, water, snacks & trekking sticks - but catching sight of the 100 foot high cascades will make every step worth it. The trail starts out fairly easy for the 1st mile or two, but then it gets steeper, more difficult & more interesting.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

I first hiked this trail 22 years ago and it has remained one of my favorites since then. It is a great hike any time of the year as it does not get heavy winter winds like some other Smoky Mtn NP trails that follow the ridges and mountain tops. The hemlock trees unfortunately have taken ill over the past... More

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Olathe, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

My wife and I hiked this trail a few days ago and had a great time. We completed the whole thing in about 3 hours, 45 mins, including resting at the top for about 20 minutes, and drink breaks on the way up. Granted we are both 24 and in decent shape, but this by no means we are hiking... More

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pittsburgh, pa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

This was our first hike of the trip. We walk and hike regularly. I go to gym a few days a week too. We are in our 30s daughter is 7. This hike was rough for the last 2.5 miles of it!! I wanted to be done and turn around I was exhausted!! We finished it!! Everyone kept saying it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

I hiked Ramsey Cascades today. As we speak, I've finished this hike about four hours ago, and I just had to pop a few Tylenol because my legs are aching! I'm not a seasoned hiker. In fact, I don't exercise often, I'm slightly overweight, 40-years-old, and I didn't do my homework before deciding to take this trail. Anyway, it's awesome... More

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