The Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountains, have a wide range of elevations, making them home to over 400 vertebrate species, 100 tree species, and 5000 plant species. Hiking is the park's main attraction, with over 800 miles (1,300 km) of trails, including 70 miles (110 km) of the Appalachian Trail. Other activities are fishing, horseback riding, and visiting some of nearly 80 historic structures.
Michael Z. on Ramsay Cascades Trail [CLOSED]
Ramsey is still closed until a foot bridge can be repaired.
We started at new found gap on the Tennessee North Carolina line parking lot and ended at Charlies bunion. There are restrooms below the trail, it would be wise to go before embarking. It took about 2hrs15 min to get to Charles bunion and 2hrs back. Make sure you follow the AT Trail Blazers. The views are beautiful on the way up there and the view from the look out are even better. I believe you can see sevierville and Douglas lake from there.