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These first are from my parents and I going to Greenbriar on Tuesday. We meet up for vacation in Gatlinburg once or twice a year, though we only live 20mins apart.
It rained throughout Wednesday and that night, and I went back to hike to Ramsey Cascades on Thursday.








I originally intended to carry a 150' rope with rappel gear, plus water shoes and wetsocks, planning to continue above the falls to Upper Ramsey Cascades, and then rappel the falls on the way back. Had some stomach problems in the morning, and didn't even start the hike until almost noon, so I just took my smaller daypack and ditched the additional plans. I did go up to the top of the falls, a couple different trails of use, and took a different route the last half of the way back down. Made really quick work of the hike itself considering I probably killed nearly an hour between playing around plus stopping to talk to several groups of hikers, and was back to my car in 4hr 10min. The trip back went really fast, being almost all downhill...

From the bridge just past the TH.


I'd thought that the hike itself was along the water, and expected continuous views of it, but especially for the first couple of miles, the view is like this a lot of the time.


Fortunately, it's not like that the whole way!


The trail.




The trail.
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The falls-Ramsey Cascades.


Cascade immediately above the falls.


Looking out across the top of the falls.


Made more stops for pics on the way out.


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The log bridges give the best views.














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Great pics.
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Thanks, it's a nice hike!

This thing won't let me edit the two pics that aren't showing up...


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Did you check out the big trees? --love those trees.

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Yeah, that one right by the trail was hard to miss, but my camera has been having some issues with some of the pics coming out fuzzy, and both of the ones I took of it were blurred.

Thanks for suggesting that hike. I really enjoyed it. Was surprised, and at first a bit disappointed, that the parking lot was full, but it wasn't crowded. The people were spread out all along the trail. I met one older couple from Birmingham, and talked to them a couple of times. Don't know which group it was(though I spoke to everyone), but there was another tag from around here on another car in the parking lot, too.
They do say it's a small world.. :)
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you're welcome. the first time i did this hike we came across a mamma bear and two cubs... mamma was takin a nap about 50 yards down the slope while the cubs wrestled and chased each other around her. we watched for about 10 minutes before we peeled ourselves away... one of my favorite backcountry memories.

thanks for sharing your photos.


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nice trip, it looks like...

and while ive never done it---apparently theres an old route that goes up from the waterfall, through the stream, and makes its way up to the AT from there...

never done it but it's been talked about in various forums in the past....
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Very nice stuff. TFS!
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This is one of my favorite hikes.  Thanks for sharing the pics :)
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Glad y'all enjoyed the pics.


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nice trip, it looks like...

and while ive never done it---apparently theres an old route that goes up from the waterfall, through the stream, and makes its way up to the AT from there...

never done it but it's been talked about in various forums in the past....

I just now got the map out, and sure enough, the Ramsey Prong goes straight up to the AT between "Old Black" and Mount Guyot.
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Yeah---I've heard it's a bitch of a route...
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Nice.
I love that hike more so, in the fall and during the weekdays, less crowded.
plus winter time you have the trail to yourself.


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