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Mingo Falls

Big Cove Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee, NC
+1 865-430-1613
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Spectacular view

We had been up there before 20 years ago...it was still pretty easy to get up to it. The stairs at... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
lkwestie
via mobile
Beautiful.

Short hike to a beautiful waterfall. Drove by many years saying I should go see the falls... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Tanawha208
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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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“short hike” (78 reviews)
“worth the climb” (58 reviews)
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Big Cove Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee, NC
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+1 865-430-1613
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"short hike"
in 78 reviews
"beautiful waterfall"
in 68 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 58 reviews
"big cove road"
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"easy hike"
in 23 reviews
"wooden bridge"
in 16 reviews
"tree roots"
in 10 reviews
"tall waterfall"
in 9 reviews
"a small parking lot"
in 9 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 19 reviews
"koa campground"
in 16 reviews
"steep steps"
in 17 reviews
"half mile"
in 12 reviews
"take your time"
in 28 reviews
"parking area"
in 23 reviews
"walk up"
in 12 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 22 reviews
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Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

We had been up there before 20 years ago...it was still pretty easy to get up to it. The stairs at the beginning are the hardest part. It is about .4 miles so if your young you can probably run up to it. If your...More

1  Thank lkwestie
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Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Short hike to a beautiful waterfall. Drove by many years saying I should go see the falls. Finally did and it was well worth it.

1  Thank Tanawha208
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

We did visit this waterfall in the summer...we were there in July...so there wasn't a large falls at this time of year. But what was more disappointing to me was the graffiti that was all over the stairs and railing leading up to the falls....More

1  Thank HR_Hopeful
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

Mingo Falls is one of our see places during every trip we make to the Cherokee area, it's only 167 steps up and is well worth the climb. The falls are gorgeous!

1  Thank SwissyFaye
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

Its about 15 minutes drive from the Cherokee downtown, and there is a small parking space at the bottom of the trail. Then you hiked up some rather big steps to the falls. The hike itself is short and non-challenging at all. The falls is...More

3  Thank HaDa2000
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

Mingo Falls was so much more breathtaking than I expected. Definitely worth the short walk to the falls. I wasn't sure if I would be able to climb the stairs but it wasn't too bad, definitely don't want to miss this one!!

3  Thank 938cherylg
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

This is a great waterfall that is fairly easy to access. It is a short hike, although you do have to go up the entire way to it. There's over 300 steps to start the hike. The tougher steps are at the bottom and it...More

4  Thank dasandman
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

We went here to see the falls, and when we were told we had over 300? stairs to walk up, we were like hmm a challenge let's do it. It was worth it. Beautiful

2  Thank LizR64
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is one of the most beautiful places in the Smoky Mountain area. Mingo Falls begins with a hike that is posted as 0.4 miles. The distance is not great, but the hike is very challenging if you have any sort of mobility issues. It...More

2  Thank FirehawksAngel
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

Beautiful Falls and well worth the hike. Not too difficult nor far. Great photo ops.Everyone we met were very friendly.

1  Thank Connie H
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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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