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Mingo Falls

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

Short, but very steep hike, probably at least 100 steps, but well worth it. Falls are beautiful... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
HET C
Beautiful with sun glistening off water as it hits each rock on its way down!

Climb of 168 stairs was not as bad as expected. Moderate at most. Really enjoyed the view at the... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
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“short hike” (77 reviews)
“worth the climb” (57 reviews)
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Big Cove Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee, NC
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+1 865-430-1613
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"short hike"
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"big cove road"
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"easy hike"
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in 16 reviews
"tree roots"
in 10 reviews
"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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"take your time"
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Short, but very steep hike, probably at least 100 steps, but well worth it. Falls are beautiful, multi layered falls located just a short distance from the KOA campground.

Thank HET C
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Climb of 168 stairs was not as bad as expected. Moderate at most. Really enjoyed the view at the end of this short hike!

Thank 808jeanettep
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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Kids and dog loved it. Worth the short hike even though it is almost straight up. Great photo opportunity.

Thank Kelly H
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful water fall. The hike up involves climbing approximately 150 slightly uneven steps and the a short hike to the observation deck. The view is worth the short hike.

Thank Noreen-nc
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Yesterday we hiked the Mingo Waterfall. It was just as described: an uphill, .4 mile stair climb. It is considered moderate due to 100+ stairs. However it was one of the easiest hikes we completed during our visit. Upon completing your stair climb, you walk...More

2  Thank Heidi B
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

this was such a beautiful waterfall. lots of steps to get to it but worth every step. we have been to the mountains several times and wanting to see a water fall and this was a very nice one to visit.

Thank Gregory G
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

I am a Canadian and was down hiking waterfalls in the smokies and must say this one is great. Hardly anyone else around and a very tall waterfall. So glad I saw it.

Thank 41robf
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

The climb features steps and a handrail. This is followed by a short flat trail. You view the falls from a bridge with solid railings, but steep steps. Soco Falls offers quicker access, but Mingo Falls is more impressive when there is adequate water.

Thank 272neds
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

No park rangers or anything hovering, as someone who values adventure, this was a big plus. We were able to go right up to the water fall, take pictures, walk around, and thoroughly enjoy ourselves. We were completely alone! Not another soul in sight. One...More

Thank Alexander B
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Would love to know where all of this water is coming from. Great photo place. A must see just be ready to climb a lot of stairs.

Thank hntrndy1
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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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