Ramsay Cascade Trail – Easy (N 35.7030, W -83.3569): Ramsay Cascade Trail makes a nice 3-mile round trip run not far from Gatlinburg. Park at the trailhead and the first 1.5 miles of the trail beyond the road gate is itself a road on a very gradual grade. You’ll have to cross one of those classic, long single-log bridges over Middle Prong of Little Pigeon River, but that shouldn’t slow you down much (unless you love scenic river views).
Directions: Take US 321 with a right turn northeast out of Gatlinburg at traffic light #3. Drive 6 miles and turn right on Greenbrier Rd. Pass the ranger station and picnic area on a gravel road. At 3 miles take the left fork of the road and drive another 1.5 miles to the trailhead.