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Mingo Falls

Big Cove Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee, NC
+1 865-430-1613
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It's quite a hike, up 170 or so tall stairs, but the view at the top is beautiful. So worth the... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2016
Rhiannon S
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Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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One of the most picturesque locations in the smokies. The waterfall is absolutely breathtaking, and... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2016
Stephanie Z
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Woodstock, Virginia
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • 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 10 December 2016 via mobile

It's quite a hike, up 170 or so tall stairs, but the view at the top is beautiful. So worth the effort. It is a bit of a workout, but with plenty of time even the most athletically challenged can make it up to the...More

Thank Rhiannon S
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

One of the most picturesque locations in the smokies. The waterfall is absolutely breathtaking, and well worth the uphill climb to get there.

Thank Stephanie Z
Reviewed 25 November 2016

It was a really short hike, easy for families with small kids. The drive out to the waterfall was beautiful. If you're in Cherokee, this is a must see

Thank maryheidingsfelder
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Not spectacular, but well worth the stop if in Cherokee. Easy parking access and a very short hike. It is steep with stairs, but less than a half a mile. I was up and down within 20 minutes and I was the only person in...More

Thank ncsugrad2000
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

These falls were a pleasant surprise tucked just off the main road. Short little hike to the falls was fairly easy. Falls were very sight worthy.

Thank Chad S
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Even though the area was experiencing a dry spell, these falls were still impressive! Fairly easy hike with a long flight of stairs to start.

Thank jan831
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

The stairs were a killer- don't fool yourself. Half the hike is stairs. Not an overly impressive falls either. It more or less is just water that runs down the face of the rock- hard pressed to call it falls. You can hear the stream...More

Thank Hounds A
Reviewed 13 November 2016

About 160 steps plus a trail of rocks but once there, it is amazing. I've been twice and it was just as spectacular the second time.

1  Thank Angela M
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Short hike to the falls, lots of stairs though. We went in the middle of the summer and we're surprised at how few people we encountered on our way up. Nice views, and you can get off the trail a little to dip your feet...More

1  Thank Stardust86
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Mingo Falls is located on Indian property and is about five miles from Cherokee. There are about 160 wooden steps, and then a short walk to the falls. We're in decent shape, so we didn't find the steps to be too challenging. The falls are...More

2  Thank Saluga
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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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