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Mingo Falls

Big Cove Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee, NC
+1 865-430-1613
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NOT Wyze Guyz Pizza

68 big cove rd GPS takes you to mingo falls, not wyze guyz downtown. Nice ride though through... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bruce B
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Denver, North Carolina
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Spectacular

We heard about the falls from a TV review on Cherokee. We got details at the Oconaluftee Visitors... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Carol1545
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Tryon, North Carolina
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Big Cove Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee, NC
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

68 big cove rd GPS takes you to mingo falls, not wyze guyz downtown. Nice ride though through another part of Cherokee. The ride along the river is a trip itself with bathers and fishermen/women along tje way.

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We heard about the falls from a TV review on Cherokee. We got details at the Oconaluftee Visitors Center. It was worth the drive and walk to gaze on this natural waterfall.

Thank Carol1545
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had been told that these falls were beautiful and it didn't disappoint. The hike from the parking area is steep with many steps but you can rest anywhere on the way. After the steps it levels off and is an easy walk to the...More

Thank mamajwm
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very accessible from the road, but many many steps! Can be slippery if wet. Well worth the walk, really beautiful, high waterfall, viewed from a bridge. Nice stop. You have to drive though Cherokee and all the Native American attractions to get here. Very close...More

Thank Whichway2thebeach40
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very beautiful! Seen Mingo Falls many times. It's beautiful in fall or summer. This last visit we got to see a couple get engaged.

Thank James L
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was something we discovered on the visitors channel at our hotel. It was an easy drive and a fairly easy climb (we are flat-landers so everything in the are was a 'climb' for us!) It was certainly worth the climb! It is outside of...More

Thank Davis63863
Reviewed 1 week ago

The steps at the start of this short hike are the challenging part but not too difficult and worth the effort. The falls are really pretty after a rain! The view is good from the bridge and the more adventurous can wander up stream and...More

Thank MSGirlSmokiesLover
Reviewed 1 week ago

This trail is only one way, so you don't need to worry about getting lost. It takes about 20 minutes to get to the fall (with 3 years old). The way up is easy, stairs half way, and easy uphill for the rest. The first...More

Thank Naomi H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great little stop (doesn't take much time.) But this is a great place to go close out of Cherokee that is beautiful and pretty accessible to most. I say 'most' because there are a lot of steps to go up and a...More

1  Thank Tciwater
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The climb up 160+ steps really isn't worth it in my opinion. The fall is pretty far away from the observation deck and there isn't much going on.

Thank kimleach
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Brittney B
Can you play in the water? I have kids who will want to get in it if they can!
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
Is this hike doable with a 5, 3 and 1 year old (in a carrier) - 2 adults?
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
is the road there accessible by motorcycle?
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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