Ramsay Cascades Trail

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Ramsay Cascades Trail is a 7.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gatlinburg, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
7.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2171 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

camping

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

old growth

rocky

closed

no dogs

This is a great hike with lots of good scenery. The trail is an out-and-back type trail with the route to Ramsey Cascades all up hill. It's a gradual climb that only gets remotely steep the last mile or so approaching the Cascades. The first 1.5 miles follow an abandoned logging route. The trail then becomes a typical Smoky Mountain hiking trail that is only wide enough for one person. The last mile or so becomes more steep and is also very rocky. Caution should be taken especially on the way back down. Once reaching the Cascades, you will want to cross over the shallow pool at the bottom to reach a rock ledge on the other side to get in position for some good pictures of the Cascades.

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20 days ago

Absolutely amazing, a storm passed by two nights ago so some new trees down and snow passed the second half. Not only are the Falls beautiful but the hike along the way gives some outrageous clear views of the creek.

21 days ago

Awesome trail. The hike was strenuous but well worth it. The snow made everything really pretty and the falls were bigger than we expected. Pictures can’t do it justice.

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22 days ago

Very strenuous, roots ; rocks. But well worth it at the end. Beautiful waterfall.
Be careful coming down, especially if it's rained. My fit bit registered 11 miles. Happy hiking. 

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This is a very rewarding trail.

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1 month ago

This is a tough trail, but worth the effort. The Cascade is absolutely beautiful! Get an early start so you can take your time and enjoy the scenery. Also so you can get a parking spot. It is a popular trail, and the parking lot fills up. It is posted as 4 miles to the Cascade, but my iPhone 7 gps registered it as 4.8 miles. Maybe I meandered a lot on the way up! ;-). I hiked 9.8 miles round trip - again, according to my phone gps. I see this a lot on GSMNP trails - even with my hand held Garmin GPS. The trails are often longer than posted.

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1 month ago

Very steep climbing over tree roots and rocks the last
1 1/2 - 2 miles. Very pretty along the way. Seemed harder than Mt LeConte trail even though it was shorter.

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1 month ago

Great hike, plenty of vistas! Found a great bouldering rock with decent hand holds

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