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Mingo Falls

Big Cove Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee, NC
+1 865-430-1613
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Impressive falls, short hike

I'm sure it's even more amazing in the spring and summer. About 10-15 minutes outside of Cherokee... read more

Reviewed yesterday
David C
,
Blue Ridge, Georgia
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Gorgeous falls in winter.

We saw the falls when they were partially froze. They were beautiful. I think there are 160 steps... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
gatorsharon
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Gainesville, Fl
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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I'm sure it's even more amazing in the spring and summer. About 10-15 minutes outside of Cherokee. Small parking lot but manageable and Porto potties are available. You start the incline on several steps so prepare yourself for that. After the stairs it levels off...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We saw the falls when they were partially froze. They were beautiful. I think there are 160 steps to top. They were slick the day we went, small patches of ice....so be careful. It is worth the walk up! Try NOT to use the port-a-lets...More

Thank gatorsharon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice, short trail to waterfall. The hike to the waterfall is uphill (stairs) but manageable. We visited during a cold spell and the falls were frozen over.

Thank ilsanders
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see! A hidden treasure. Quite a climb but well worth it. It was quite a nice area after the climb to sit and enjoy the view.

Thank fgrayson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mingo Falls is on the Cherokee side of the Smokies, Beautiful waterfall but a little hard climb but the view is worth it.

1  Thank Judith T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mingo falls is just a 10 min drive from the Oconaluftee Visitor Center just outside Cherokee NC. The drive up is past several campgrounds in a rural community. The parking lot will only occupy about 15 vehicles. The walk to the falls is short but...More

Thank kuntrykruisers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With more than a Thousand Waterfalls in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Mingo Falls is among the best of the easily accessible ones. From the parking area, you have to climb a mere 160 steps, followed by a short walk to access the base...More

1  Thank Doc D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just went to Mingo Falls today and it was beautiful. It is 160 steps and a very short walk to the falls but when you get there you are greeted with huge icecicles hanging off rocks on either side of the falls and snow...More

Thank cagedbird09
Reviewed 12 December 2017

This out of the way place is breath-taking to say the least. The climb is not for everyone. Its a slow steady climb of earthen/stone steps. But once up top the view is stunning.

Thank Tammy R
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

We visited Soco Falls & Mingo Falls in the same afternoon. We enjoyed both! Here at Mingo Falls it’s much easier to get to the base of the waterfall. Beautiful place!

Thank Megan 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
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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