Ramsey Cascades Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Located 10.9 miles from Gatlinburg, Tennessee (TN)
4 Stars
9,098 Steps 1  (4.0 mi)


The Ramsey Cascades Trail has a maximum elevation of 4,419 ft (1,347 m), a minimum elevation of 2,106 ft (642 m), and an elevation range of 2,313 ft (705 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
9,0984.0 mi2,106 ft4,419 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
2.5 hrs191.92,303 ft0 ft
[ B to A ]
1.7 hrs0.00 ft2,303 ft

What is the length of the Ramsey Cascades Trail?

The length of the trail is 4.0 mi (6.5 km) or 9,098 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Ramsey Cascades Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 2.5 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 1.7 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the trail while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.

Topo Maps

Download the free Ramsey Cascades Trail topo map and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Great Smoky Mountains National Park topographic maps. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Richardson Cove, TN
  2. North Topo Map: Jones Cove, TN
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Hartford, TN
  4. West Topo Map: Mount Le Conte, TN
  5. Topo Map: Mount Guyot, TN
  6. East Topo Map: Luftee Knob, NC
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Clingmans Dome, NC
  8. South Topo Map: Smokemont, NC
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Bunches Bald, NC

Is there a Ramsey Cascades trail map?

Yes, and it's free! The Ramsey Cascades Trail is located on the Mount Guyot topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.



  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the gain divided by twelve, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.