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Mingo Falls

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

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This is a easy climb up steps to view the Mingo water falls. It is well worth the climb. Do know it is over a hundred steps straight up so would not be a great stop for someone... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 June 2016
Nothomeyet10
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Oak City, North Carolina
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Oak City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

This is a easy climb up steps to view the Mingo water falls. It is well worth the climb. Do know it is over a hundred steps straight up so would not be a great stop for someone with knee or back problems.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

It was a bit of a chore to get here, the road winds up and up, and we wondered several times if we had missed our turn - and then there was the sign and we were there. There is a small parking lot and then a HUGE staircase to climb. The stairs are a challenge, not just because there... More 

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Trophy Club, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Ask a park ranger at the visitor's center in GSMNP how to get to Mingo Falls. The maps are a bit misleading as to it's location. But, once you know where to go, the falls are easy to find. You have to climb a couple hundred steps to get to the falls, but they are beautiful. And the walk down... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Truely, a beautiful waterfall. Just a short hike up a lot of stairs and then on somewhat even terrain the rest of the way. Worth it if you are in the area.

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Lecanto, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Short walk: beautiful view!!! 156 steps to the top. Well worth the time. You will not be disappointed.

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Charleston, South Carolina, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Lots of steps at the beginning but worth it! Two five year olds made it up to the waterfall with no problems. Parking can be full at times

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Charlotte
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

A must see when you visit Cherokee, NC. The beauty of the landscape is well worth the 162 steps to get to the top. Even more stunning after a heavy rain and the bridge is perfect for taking photos. Put on your best walking shoes and make sure your camera battery is at 100% because you will be clicking away... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

This is the most amazing waterfall and well worth the hike up the stairs to get to it. We go visit it every time we are in town. It's beautiful year round however seeing it frozen was the best. Highly recommend this trip.

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Thank MitchPruitt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

The hike up says .4 miles but it goes so quick and isn't too rough. The steps make it easier. The waterfall is enormous though! Incredible to see. We did go through a random Sheriff checkpoint at 11:30 on a Sunday morning heading up there though, thought it was odd. Beautiful!

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Valdosta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

I like to always stop by and see this amazing waterfall, the walk up the steps are worth it!!! You might want to bring a change of socks due to the water.

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