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GSMNP - Ramseys Cascade

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Townsend, Tennessee   Hike: GSMNP - Ramseys Cascade  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Oct 4 2020  9:00 am >> Sun, Oct 4 2020 2:00 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Aug 27 2020 8:20 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Oct 3 2020 8:48 pm
Event Duration:5 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult (Exploratory)
Distance:9 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Leigh B
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.


GSMNP is the premier hiking location in the southeast, but there is more to it than Alum Cave, Charlies Bunion etc... Come with us and explore some other awesome trails!

This is a 3 day weekend chock full of awesome with 3 hikes for your enjoyment. Join 1, 2 or all 3 and make it YOUR weekend.

1. Rocky Top from Lead Cove

2. Mt Cammerer from Low Gap

3. Ramseys Cascade


Ramseys Cascade 

We will meet at the Ramseys Cascade Trailhead parking area at 9am. This hike is a straight shot up the Ramseys Cascade trail with constant sounds and sights of the Middle Prong River and Ramsey Prong River to serenade us on our jourey up. We will climb about 2300 feet on our 4.5 mile trek to the cascade. Once there we will enjoy the view and eat an early lunch before retracing our steps back to our cars for the long journey home.

This hike is a difficult D4 with about 2300 feet of ascent. Recent strenuous hiking is required to join the fun.  We will be averaging about 2.7 mph which puts our pace on the high end of moderate.


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Rain Gear

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We will meet at the trailhead for a 9am start.  Trailhead location


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