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Mingo Falls

Big Cove Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee, NC
+1 865-430-1613
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Nice Surprise!

I wasn't expecting this waterfall to be so impressive. Short flight of stairs and then a brief... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ashley G
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Prince George, Virginia
Amazing

Visiting in February 2017, it was amazing!! A friend of mine when to and I didn't think she would... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
I5255IMdawns
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Oak Forest, Illinois
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Big Cove Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee, NC
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Reviewed yesterday

I wasn't expecting this waterfall to be so impressive. Short flight of stairs and then a brief, rocky trail to a beautiful view of the falls. Worth a stop!

Thank Ashley G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting in February 2017, it was amazing!! A friend of mine when to and I didn't think she would make it. She did!! It was amazing!! I seen the falls for the first time and would recommend it to all!! Good times!!

Thank I5255IMdawns
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must visit when you are in this part of NC. FYI: Your GPS will get you there, but there will be an area where the paved streets stop and you start wondering are you going in the right direction. But you are!...More

1  Thank Marcela R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time in North Carolina and joined up with family who had been before. Mingo Falls was on my list and am so happy we could climb to the top to see it. Had a hip replaced last year so this was...More

1  Thank glenda F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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tadams75
is the road there accessible by motorcycle?
26 May 2017|
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Response from KFCincy26 | Reviewed this property |
I drove my Accord there so I would say it's accessible by motorcycle.
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Emily E
How far is the hike to the falls?
20 April 2017|
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Response from Heidi B | Reviewed this property |
Approximately 1/4 of a mile. very short hike.
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BrianB7661
Is there a cost to enter / see the falls, other than the hike up the stairs ?
14 February 2017|
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Response from Susan H | Reviewed this property |
No charge and worth your walk ... take your camera
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