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Mingo Falls

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

Visited right after the large amount of rain the area received, and it was gorgeous. The hike up... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Clydesdale00
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Worth the walk

Beautiful! .4 miles must be the round trip distance. Don't be discouraged: most of the climbing is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David M
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Richmond, Virginia
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Big Cove Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee, NC
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"short hike"
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"beautiful waterfall"
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"worth the climb"
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"big cove road"
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"easy hike"
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"wooden bridge"
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"tree roots"
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"tall waterfall"
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"a small parking lot"
in 9 reviews
"worth the effort"
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"koa campground"
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"up stairs"
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"half mile"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited right after the large amount of rain the area received, and it was gorgeous. The hike up was no problem, but I wouldn’t recommend unless you’re in pretty good health.

Thank Clydesdale00
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful! .4 miles must be the round trip distance. Don't be discouraged: most of the climbing is at the beginning.

1  Thank David M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Trails very well maintained and the three different waterfalls are all very well viewable though not wildly impressive cataracts. Had a wonderful time hiking the extended loop trail next to creek to get away from crowd on main trail b/n waterfalls.

1  Thank Ed L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading mixed reviews, we decided to climb the steps to Mingo falls. The hike is about 15 minutes and not bad if you pace yourself. The falls are totally worth it. This picture taken today says it all

2  Thank LarryG1988
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s not long but most of the hike is a big set of stairs to the waterfall. It was the prettiest one we saw in the area. Getting wasn’t super easy to find, you basically exit Great Smokey mountains and drive a mile or two...More

1  Thank hcat19
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mingo Falls is close to the Oconaluftee Visitor's Center, but also a most ordindary and unspectacular falls experience. Especially throughout the Smokey Mountains and Blue Ridge Parkway, water falls are plentiful and can become as "ordinary" as is Mingo Falls. After one visit, and considering...More

Thank Robert V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All uphill on stairs but places to stop and rest. Once there well worth the hike This is a rescue training falls So beautiful and several falls within a few miles

Thank Funadventures2do
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to see this falls after riding through the smokies from pigeon forge. So worth it. If you are anywhere near this you really should go. It's only a 1/4 mile walk mostly up on stairs but not bad at all. It was rainy...More

Thank Brian B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Sunday afternoon; there were only 3 cars in the parking lot, but the National Park was very busy; the hike starts out with a steep set of stairs; the sign reads "0.4 miles"; after you reach the top of the stairs the elevation...More

2  Thank Michael D
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Short but very steep climb to the top. Mostly stairs with the last section a typical mountain trail. Bridge over creek with view of the falls is decent size , but I can see it getting crowded at peak visitation times. Fortunately we beat the...More

Thank jmc1958
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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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