Ramsey Cascades Hike – Great Smoky Mountains

This morning the guys did one of their planned longer hikes, leaving earlier to beat the heat and the crowds. We trekked up the Ramsey Cascades trail in the Greenbrier section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This was a four mile (8 mi. round trip), difficult hike (especially the 1.5 miles) that hugged the Little Pigeon River.

But the reward at the end more than made up for the strenuous hike. The Ramsey Cascades are one of the highest and most beautiful waterfalls in the park, with a 105 foot drop and a 122 foot run. And while we were sweating profusely when we arrived, we quickly cooled off as we stood under the cold waters of the falls and waded in the cool pools.

I include here a few pics for your viewing pleasure.



Now that our swim is in and the kids are shutting down for the night, it will be time to kick up my feet and read one of my books – a biography of Teddy Roosevelt.

SmokyMntn Cabin deck-1

SmokyMntnCabin deck book

Published in: on June 16, 2015 at 8:40 PM  Comments (1)  
Tags: ,

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://cjts3rs.wordpress.com/2015/06/16/ramsey-cascades-hike-great-smoky-mountains/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

One CommentLeave a comment

  1. Great story and pics!

    Sent from my iPhone


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: