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Ramsey Cascades

Near intersection of Highway 73 and Hwy 416, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Harrison Twp
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Bridgeport, Michigan, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Soooo pretty! Hiked the Ramsey Cascade trial (8 miles round trip). Saw a deer, bear, salamander & butterflies. And it's free! Sure beats all the expensive tourist traps in town!! Caution though the Ramsey trail is rough! My husband & I are both athletic but not avid hikers & we had a rough time on the hike up & our... More

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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30 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This hike starts out on an old service road for about 1/4 mile and then winds through old growth forest trees of great size. Trail gets a little harder as you go and it's about 4 miles long. You go thru many different types of woods and see the differences along the trail. This is probably an all day hike.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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