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Mingo Falls

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

One of my goals on this recent camping trip was to hike to a waterfall! It was easy to get to after... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
moochelle1
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Forsyth, Georgia
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Not a senior activity!

The drive up Big Cove Road to reach Mingo Falls was very beautiful. Twisty and hair pin curves... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2016
LynnLN
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Eatonton, Georgia, United States
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Big Cove Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee, NC
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

One of my goals on this recent camping trip was to hike to a waterfall! It was easy to get to after a short hike up some stairs. We were with a group of three families with kids ranging in ages from 8 months-17 years....More

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Reviewed 10 September 2016

The drive up Big Cove Road to reach Mingo Falls was very beautiful. Twisty and hair pin curves that kept you guessing what was around each curve! My only dissapointment was that , as a senior with bad knees, I could not manage the quarter...More

1  Thank LynnLN
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is worth the walk. The falls is one of the most fantastic falls in the area. About a 150 steps up but lots of places to rest and enjoy the foliage.

Thank John F
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful little hike. First part is a lot of steps but worth the view. Some of the path is a little narrow for passing by others.

1  Thank Denise W
Reviewed 8 September 2016

While driving through the Cherokee Nation my husband and I stopped at Mingo Falls. The 166 steep steps are work the visual and photo op. These steps are not for the fain of heart so be careful. It is beautiful even with the low water....More

2  Thank Kimberly B
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We visited Mingo Falls on a holiday weekend so the parking was at a premium. Once you get parked, it is .4 of a mile to the falls. The hike is pretty much an uphill climb to the falls but its worth the climb. I...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Very nice mountain waterfall with a short trip up lots of steps to get there. The trail is clean and nice. The waterfall is scenic, but safe for the kids to see. Lots of dogs going up and down the trail.

1  Thank Penny H
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We happened upon this great waterfall. It is a climb up about 120 steps to the top and then a short hike to the falls. The steps are a hike up. A lot of people were climbing on the rocks of the falls. There is...More

1  Thank pat s
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Plan on eating in the town of Cherokee then short drive to Mingo falls . It is quite a hike up those stairs but very beautiful .The picture does not do it justice as in most beautiful attractions need to see it in person .

1  Thank parselll
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Stopped here recently with two friends on our way through the Smoky Mountains (we were returning from a wedding in Asheville, NC.) We decided to take the scenic route from Asheville to Knoxville, which took us through the Cherokee Indian Reservation and the Great Smoky...More

1  Thank Anne M
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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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tadams75
26 May 2017|
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Response from HaDa2000 | Reviewed this property |
yes. then you'll have to walk up to the fall from the parking lot.
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