Ramsay Cascades

Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738

Ramsay Cascades

Ramsay Cascades Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Reaching one of the Smokies’ highest and most scenic waterfalls requires a long but not too taxing day hike. The trip into this well-watered, rhododendron-rich watershed is made all the more special by one of the park’s most impressive big forests.

Ramsay Cascades must have an identity crisis. Over the years it’s been consistently spelled inconsistently, with either “sey” or a “say” at the end. Southern Appalachian family names had a way of evolving over time—this is another example.The 1.5 miles, on a very gradual forest road, makes a nice stroll without going all the way to the waterfall."

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Trail Information

Gatlinburg
Nearby City
8
Distance
2,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
5-7 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Hiking
Additional Use
Views, Waterfalls, Wildflowers
Features
Great Smoky Mountains National Park open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, (865) 436-1297. www.nps.gov/grsm
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Guyot; TOPO! Tennessee, Kentucky
Local Maps

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Dec 2018