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Mingo Falls

Big Cove Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee, NC
+1 865-430-1613
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Worth the Stair Climb!

Okay it’s a short distance to the falls but you’re climbing stairs the entire way up. But it’s... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Theresa B
via mobile
Photos do not do this waterfall justice!

Yes, the stairs to reach this waterfall look quite intimidating but just know once you reach the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
bigthicket
via mobile
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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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+1 865-430-1613
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Reviewed 4 days 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 5 days 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
Reviewed 6 days ago

Small gravel parking lot is adequate, then there's the 166 steps (wood/cement) up to the falls. Steps are wide & sturdy - no issues there - and while it's not a huge effort to get up there, it does take a little work. But it's...More

Thank cricketman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful falls, lots of steps (160) to get there but you can take your time and there is a bench half way up if you need You should definitely make a quick stop here is you are in the area- you won't be disappointed!

Thank KPettit131
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mingo Falls was amazing!!! The trip up was short but hard if you are not in Shape. It was 160 steps going up and it was worth it. The water fall was beautiful and the girls loved that they were able to climb down and...More

Thank gnc1231
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Relatively easy to get to, but steps are awkward in a few spots. The falls were impressive definite must see when your in the area

Thank Brent S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful falls, takes quite a few steps to get to the falls. Was raining the day we went but still well worth it. Breath taking!

Thank lrpmatthews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This .4 mile hike is well worth the time and bit of effort. There are 161 steps. The falls were especially spectacular this week due to heavy rains earlier in the week. I suspect it is a lovely hike in the spring when flowers bloom.

Thank L2421BUjohnm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to get to! Can be a bit of a climb up the steps, but doable! Well worth the walk! The falss are nice to explore! A little short on parking!

Thank Roger T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The falls are large and well worth the hike up. It doesn't take long to get to the falls but the walk is up a very large set of stairs. It was a bit crowded at the top. Not a lot of trails or places...More

Thank npotter2017
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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
6 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
31 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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