Trail to largest waterfall in the Smokies reopens following repairs

Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

UPDATE (Mon, Aug 2): Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that Ramsey Cascade Trail is now open. The trail was closed for several days after a washout, reported after heavy rains came through the area, was discovered.


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Great Smoky Mountain National Park officials have extended the closure of a trail that leads to the tallest waterfall in the entire park.

Ramsey Cascade Trail will be closed until further notice to make repairs to a washout discovered after heavy rains in the area. The washout is approximately 2.5 miles up the trail and approximately 1.5 miles from Ramsey Cascade.

An announcement will be made when the trail has reopened to the public. 

The 4-mile Ramsey Cascade Trail is located in the Greenbrier area of the park and provides the only access to the 90-foot tall Ramsey Cascades. 

For more information about trail closures, please visit the Park’s website at www.nps.gov/grsm or call the Backcountry Information Office at 865-436-1297. 

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