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Address: Big Cove Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee, NC
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nice hike...straight up!

There was a parking area, and well built stairs going straight up to go to the falls. Occasionally the steps were steep, but still worth the climb. Once you get to the top you... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2016
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

There was a parking area, and well built stairs going straight up to go to the falls. Occasionally the steps were steep, but still worth the climb. Once you get to the top you just go for a short walk to get to the bridge built in front of the falls

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Ballwin, Missouri
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

This was one of the stops on my road trip this year. I had researched waterfalls in the area of GMSNP while planning my trip, looking for really good waterfalls that didn't take a mile or more of walking to reach them. Glad I stopped at this one! It's only a short walk up a path (including about 165 steps),... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Its a nice work out.But well worth it once you get to the top.You can even cool off in the cool stream.Take beautiful pictures with the family.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

The waterfall is nice to look at and think about the geology behind how it came about. The trail is very, very short. If you are wanting a long hike this is not it. The trail has a great deal of steps to get up to it and the trail is very slick-so watch your step. The entire walk from... More 

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Thank Tim133
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Mingo Falls is a short drive from the south entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There are quite a few stairs to climb to reach the top but it was an easy climb and the Falls were well worth the effort. The Falls were beautiful and the day we were there, a bunch of kids were walking around... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

The hike is a 1/2 mile up concrete steps most the way to a bridge that looks up to the waterfall. Our kids enjoyed playing in the wading pool under the bridge.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

You can park right at the bottom of the stairs to the waterfall, and the climb is fairly easy (0.4 mile). The waterfall itself is beautiful, and there's a bridge/overlook at the top of the climb. There's even a place to wade in the shallows near the top. If you need a brief rest at the top of the stairs,... More 

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Dallas, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We visited this falls as a family and its a short hike. It was very pretty! Will go back! Lots and lots and lots of steps to climb up!

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Powder Springs, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Great view. First part of hike is very steep with steps, but then it levels off. Good for families. Bring water shoes or sneakers that you don't mind getting wet, because you will want to walk around water fall to explore.

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tampa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Very close to where I was camping. Worth every bit to hike the many, many stairs to the top. The waterfall was gorgeous and were able to get some awesome pictures!!

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