Ramsey Cascades, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

4.8
#8 of 14 in Nature in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Embark on the rather challenging hike to Ramsey Cascades, where water rushes over a set of boulders in a picturesque veil. Don good hiking shoes and clothes, bring lots of water and snacks, and follow the narrow stream up towards the top. On the last sequence of the hike you'll have to cross two log bridges, so exercise caution, especially if there are kids with you. Take a dip in the pool at the bottom of the cascades, or simply soak in the pristine forest setting. Plan your Ramsey Cascades visit and explore what else you can see and do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park using our Great Smoky Mountains National Park sightseeing planning website.
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  • This was a very strenuous hike and my husband and I are in great shape. It was beautiful. We wish we'd have known how long it would take as we left just before lunch and it took us almost 4 hours...  more »
  • We LOVE the area where the trail starts- lots of boulders in a creek that our kids can climb around on and some are huge and perfect for picknicking. But this was the first time we attempted the...  more »
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