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Address: Near intersection of Highway 73 and Hwy 416, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Take your time with this hike! There are plenty of places to rest and have a snack, take pictures, etc. Give yourself several hours for this hike

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Sevierville, Tennessee
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Jackson, TN
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ramsey Cascades Trail is CLOSED. Please relay this information. Don't want someone wasting their time trying to find it, attempting to drive the narrow, dusty pot hole ridden 'road' to get there and then see that big neon sign announcing it is closed. Can bust a tire in several places, ruin a wheel, and my freshly washed and waxed Charger... More 

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Take your time with this hike! There are plenty of places to rest and have a snack, take pictures, etc. Give yourself several hours for this hike

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an all day hike 4-1/2 miles to it and back. Take some food with you and some raincoats. One of the better falls to see in the Smokey's. But for an all day hike, it's worth it! You will have to locate the entrance on the way to Cosby.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

Beautiful hike! The hike follows the stream all the way to the top to the waterfall. The hike is a moderate level hike, but the last 1/2 miles gets a little difficult. The hike is well worth the extra difficulty when you get to the falls and can take in the beauty.

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North Aurora
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

I am 42 and did this hike with my 14 year old dtr and 44 year old boyfriend 7/27/16. My daughter is typically very athletic though she hasn't had much exercise all summer, she had no problem with the hike. I would say my boyfriend and I are in fair condition. We both could run for 30 minutes in flat... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

First...the positive. Absolutely a must see waterfall (like a little Niagra Falls in our neck of the woods). There is a large smooth rock there if you need a rest and snack before you make your way back down...take time as it is BEAUTIFUL! ...and the ugly... My husband and I completed 50 miles hiked in The Smokies with this... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

This is a gorgeous hike with beautiful views - waterfalls, streams, rocks, as well as flora and fauna (lots of interesting mushrooms and fungi too). The description of "moderately strenuous" for this hike is accurate (~2200 elevation gain in 4 miles and 8-9 miles roundtrip). The path starts as dirt gravel then becomes roots and rocks. It took us about... More 

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Russell Springs, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Not for those who think it's an easy, fast trip, but definitely worth the effort to make it to the top. The best waterfall hike we have seen in the Smoky Mountains.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

We hiked this with our three children (14,11&7.) We are not experienced hikers and almost turned around several times. It is extremely difficult toward the end, but well worth it. Absolutely beautiful! We made it up in three hours and took us 2 to get down. Allow yourself 30-45 minutes at the cascades. You will want some time to enjoy... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Hiked here yesterday with 2 teenagers. I hike fairly regularly in Indiana but I still found the ascent challenging. Our pedometers tracked it closer to 5.5 miles up due to the shorter stride which made it hard to know how far we were. Trail markers every mile would've been helpful. There has been a lot of rain so trail was... More 

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