Ramsey Cascades Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

Elevation Gain2,640ft
Trailhead Elevation2,075ft
Elevation Min/Max2066/4271ft
Elevation Start/End2075/2075ft

Ramsey Cascades Trail

Ramsey Cascades Trail is a hiking trail in Sevier County, Tennessee. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 3.9 miles long and begins at 2,075 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,640 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking.

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Top Trails: Great Smoky Mountains National Park - 2nd Edition (Wilderness Press)
Johnny Molloy
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"This rewarding hike presents a waterfall and oldgrowth woodlands in a remote area of the park. Start out with a slight upgrade, then climb more steeply through old-growth trees in virgin woods as you near the cascades. The area remains as it has for ages. This hike is good year-round, but spring affords a plethora of wildflowers. Hikers can swim in summer. Fall has brilliant old-growth forests. In winter, Ramsey Cascades may be frozen, which attracts hikers, too." Read more
Hiking Waterfalls in Tennessee (Falcon Guides)
Johnny Molloy
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"Not only do you get to see a waterfall at trail’s end but also pass through old-growth forest, all draped in national park grandeur. This Smoky Mountains classic hike travels up Ramsey Prong, delving deep into the back of beyond, winding among mountain streams and towering woods, before finally reaching this 65-foot tiered cataract. Be apprised there is a 2,200-foot elevation gain between the trailhead and Ramsey Cascades." Read more

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Trail Information

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Nearby City
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Additional Use
Wildflowers, Waterfalls
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 107 Park Headquarters Rd., Gatlinburg, TN 37738, (865) 436-1200, www.nps.gov/grsm
Local Contacts
Great Smoky Mountains National Park; USGS Mount LeConte, Mount Guyot
Local Maps