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Near intersection of Highway 73 and Hwy 416, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

Very good hike, and beautiful waterfall is reward after great hike. take your time go slow ,it has elevation gain but over 4 miles so if you go slow you can do it easily. Take water .snack..enjoy. if possible avoid taking kids.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jafarzaidi
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and I decided to step up our game and take a tougher hike this year on our visit to SMNP. The Ramsey Cascade hike is a test of your fitness as well as your will. Uphill the entire way, the initial 1.5 miles...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Richard S
Reviewed 21 September 2018

I've been wanting to complete this hike for 10 years. I've vacationed in Gatlinburg in March of every year so many times Ramsey Cascade is impassable. The last time I hiked there was in March 2013 and I wasn't able to get across the river...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lori72one
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

We are en our late 50s and we did this hike spending a total of 6 hours. The hike is hard, lots of rocks and roots on the trail and you are gaining 2200 feet of elevation what makes it difficult. Once at the fall...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 757bettyf
Reviewed 18 August 2018

I have wanted to do this hike for years and finally got the chance. The cascades are worth the effort but it is a lot of effort.The first challenge is getting to the trail head. It is about 5 miles up a mostly gravel road...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank Botzworth
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Strenuous hike: Significant elevation gain and path is often rocks and roots. I will do it again! Bring a hiking pole and water. I packed a lunch for the falls and highly recommend this trek.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tom J
Reviewed 22 July 2018

You’re reading this, trying to decide what trail you want to hike in the Smoky Mountains for that one day you have penciled-in to explore the park. Don’t feel bad, I did the same thing too and after reading numerous reviews on TripAdvisor and watching...More

Date of experience: July 2018
7  Thank Gothiclion
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Hiked this during Early January, so we dealt with some serious ice and blizzard conditions, but love the adventure and would recommend crampons if hiking during the winter months to avoid falling and slippage. Would love to see it during the summer and Fall.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Evan E
Reviewed 19 June 2018

One of our favorite hikes in the Great Smokies. Easy to get to and relatively easy for almost everyone. Love it!

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Brian D
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Believe the park rangers when they say that this hike is strenuous! Luckily, we brought one walking stick! We took turns using it both going up and down the trail. The trail starts off at a slight incline and slowly works up to very rocky,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
5  Thank Catherine S
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Heather W
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Michelle B
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Response from SGTCarroll | Reviewed this property |
All trails are rated intermediate to difficult. We always bring a backpack full of snacks and water along with some basic medical supplies. You just have to watch your footing and be careful!