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Address: Near intersection of Highway 73 and Hwy 416, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Visual Payoffs All the Way Up

We really enjoyed this hike. The fun, slightly scary log bridges over the river add a touch of adventure, and the visible cascades all along the way meant there was something... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Raleigh, NC
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Raleigh, NC
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127 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this hike. The fun, slightly scary log bridges over the river add a touch of adventure, and the visible cascades all along the way meant there was something pretty to see around every turn. The day we did this hike - in mid-January - it was misty on the way up, which made all the little waterfalls... More 

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Houston, Texas
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The trail,the view, the waterfall itself are simply stunning.A bit difficult for those not used to hiking but worth every effort.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fairly moderate hike, the last mile is probably the toughest but seeing the waterfall at the end is definitely worth it! It took our group probably a good half a day or a little more to do the round trip hike. You start out on a nice wide trail but as you get further into it it... More 

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bargersville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

I have visited the GMS many times during my 56 years and always wanted to hike Ramsey Cascades. Over the years, I would make it partially way but never to the falls. On 12\29\15 I completed the challenge along with my daughter. We got lucky as mother nature cooperated. We had rain the night before followed by a sunny day... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I marked Ramsey Falls one of our must-see destinations when we visited The Smokies, and as hiking lovers it lived up to our expectations. The trail wasn't easy at all especially towards the end where you had to climb rocks and cross streams. Other than the fall itself, the two log bridges and large trees along the... More 

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Thank Leshi W
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Already planning on hiking this one again next year! It was beautiful, a bit on the strenuous side, but not too bad. There are a couple of log bridge crossings, so if you are afraid of heights, beware. Our only downfall was not in starting earlier so we were a bit rushed to get back before dark.

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Lebanon, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

I read other reviews prior to heading down to the smokies trying to figure out which hike I wanted to do with the one free day I had to go out and hike. I'm an avid hiker but in southwestern Ohio we don't have the mountains. I've section hiked some of the AT so I have experience with mountain hiking.... More 

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Westville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

On Hwy 321, East of Gatlinburg about 6 miles. The sign for Greenbrier picnic area is small & the turn off is on the right. Take Greenbrier road all the way to the end. Turn left for the parking area, crossing a bridge across Porters creek. It's not very large for such a popular hike. We got there early &... More 

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Illinois
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We had not hiked Ramsey Cascades in the three times we have been here, but this is going to be one of our favorites right up there with Chimney Tops from now on. This is more strenuous and long (twice as long) but the view of the Creek as you hike is great. To be able to see and hear... More 

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brandon, ms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

This was the hardest eight miles of my life but so worth it. It took us almost 7 hours to complete. The last mile was super tough and I was glad that I had spent so much time at the gym doing squats and thigh workouts to prepare for this. Please bring plenty of water, snacks, good hiking boots and... More 

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