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Mingo Falls

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Address: Big Cove Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee, NC
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Great hike and scenery

The falls were fantastic One of the best in brother Carolina. The hike was moderate. The views were fantastic. We would visit agan

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 June 2016
kingbobbiejo
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Boone, North Carolina
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Boone, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

The falls were fantastic One of the best in brother Carolina. The hike was moderate. The views were fantastic. We would visit agan

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Palmela, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

This fall is located outside Cherokee town and outside the Great Smoky Montains National Park on the Cherokee Indian Reservation. There is no need for special permits to access the reservation. The falls is one of the tallest and most spectacular that I have ever seen, the trailhead it´s not far from the parking lot and the trail it´s not... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

You can't go to Cherokee and not go to Mingo Falls. The climb to the top can be challenging, especially if you have medical issues but you can take your time until you reach the top. Not only is it a great workout but once you reach your destination you will be in awe of just how beautiful it is!... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

This is a waterfall in a natural setting, for the most part. There are steps leading up most of the way, but they can only go so far. I have seen complaints about the difficulty in reaching the falls. This is again in a natural, unspoiled setting. You won't be passing a Starbucks selling coffee at the top. That is... More 

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Andrews, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Nice walk not far to falls so makes a good hike even for small children... Beautify Water Fall... Must see.... Easy climb for all ages and not far off road located off Big Cove Road Cherokee NC. Beautiful scenery...

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Oak City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

This is a easy climb up steps to view the Mingo water falls. It is well worth the climb. Do know it is over a hundred steps straight up so would not be a great stop for someone with knee or back problems.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

It was a bit of a chore to get here, the road winds up and up, and we wondered several times if we had missed our turn - and then there was the sign and we were there. There is a small parking lot and then a HUGE staircase to climb. The stairs are a challenge, not just because there... More 

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Trophy Club, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Ask a park ranger at the visitor's center in GSMNP how to get to Mingo Falls. The maps are a bit misleading as to it's location. But, once you know where to go, the falls are easy to find. You have to climb a couple hundred steps to get to the falls, but they are beautiful. And the walk down... More 

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15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Truely, a beautiful waterfall. Just a short hike up a lot of stairs and then on somewhat even terrain the rest of the way. Worth it if you are in the area.

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Lecanto, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Short walk: beautiful view!!! 156 steps to the top. Well worth the time. You will not be disappointed.

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