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Mingo Falls

Big Cove Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee, NC
+1 865-430-1613
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Beautiful Winter Wonderland

We just went to Mingo Falls today and it was beautiful. It is 160 steps and a very short walk to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
cagedbird09
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Houston
Mingo Falls

This out of the way place is breath-taking to say the least. The climb is not for everyone. Its a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tammy R
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Salisbury
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“short hike” (75 reviews)
“worth the climb” (57 reviews)
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Big Cove Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee, NC
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Reviewed yesterday

We just went to Mingo Falls today and it was beautiful. It is 160 steps and a very short walk to the falls but when you get there you are greeted with huge icecicles hanging off rocks on either side of the falls and snow...More

Thank cagedbird09
Reviewed 5 days ago

This out of the way place is breath-taking to say the least. The climb is not for everyone. Its a slow steady climb of earthen/stone steps. But once up top the view is stunning.

Thank Tammy R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Soco Falls & Mingo Falls in the same afternoon. We enjoyed both! Here at Mingo Falls it’s much easier to get to the base of the waterfall. Beautiful place!

Thank Megan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is so worth the trip. On our last day we decided to go to Mingo Falls before we left town. I am so glad we did. It's not a bad hike to the top, stairs can be steep in some places but not at...More

Thank LilyAnn R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Mingo Falls this weekend. It is a scenic area. The walk to the falls is .4 miles. They have wooden steps and handrails that are wide enough for several people. It is not a strenuous walk but does take some effort. Once...More

Thank Nancy Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was looking for something fun to do and a bellhop at Harrahs suggested the attraction. Lots of steps but worth the hike.

Thank ellenJupiter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved walking up the steps to the falls! Breathtaking!! And our 7 yr old boys loved counting the steps all the way up to the top.

Thank Nevada J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful view of the falls from close. You can play a bit with water which is usually cold. Pictures turn out very good.

Thank syedfarrukhn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Okay it’s a short distance to the falls but you’re climbing stairs the entire way up. But it’s worth it! Just take your time and stop as often as you need.

Thank Theresa B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, the stairs to reach this waterfall look quite intimidating but just know once you reach the top of them you are almost there. I'm so glad we made this stop. The Falls were gorgeous. The Falls are very close to Cherokee and are just...More

Thank bigthicket
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Ken M
23 September 2017|
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Response from bwdcougar | Reviewed this property |
Yes, if you climb up to the falls off trail.
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Brittney B
5 June 2017|
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Response from HaDa2000 | Reviewed this property |
no one will stop you, you play at your own risk.
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Zuolin C
30 May 2017|
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Response from SwissyFaye | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I tried to edit... My response was to read, Go, Hike... not go home😊
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