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Mingo Falls

Big Cove Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee, NC
+1 865-430-1613
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On the Falls Circuit

Nice drive to the park just beyond Cherokee. Plenty of parking, two porta-pots, stairway up to the... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2016
Vincent M
Excellent mid morning hike; excellent view

.4 miles from parking lot to falls. Worth the time; worth the walk. Steps/stairs a good portion... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2016
floridatraveler376
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Niceville, Florida
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“short hike” (74 reviews)
“worth the climb” (56 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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Reviewed 5 November 2016

Nice drive to the park just beyond Cherokee. Plenty of parking, two porta-pots, stairway up to the falls. It''s all good. If you are in the area, don't pass it up.

2  Thank Vincent M
Reviewed 3 November 2016

.4 miles from parking lot to falls. Worth the time; worth the walk. Steps/stairs a good portion of the way. PortaPotties in parking lot have not been exchanged/cleaned in a long time. Downwind is not pleasant; I suspect using them would not be either.

2  Thank floridatraveler376
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The stairs that you must climb are a bit strenuous for the elderly and small children. The falls are very pretty and it doesn't take a very long time to get up to the top, but you do need to be in pretty good physical...More

1  Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you love waterfalls, you should take the time to visit Mingo Falls. It is about a five mile drive from Cherokee to the parking lot. You do have to take about 160 steps initially, but after catching your second wind, it's an easy trek...More

Thank Budrock9
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

One flight of stairs then a fairly level well beaten path right up to the waterfall. Perfect. SUPER tall.

Thank Kalynn B
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The walk to Mingo falls is accessible and fun . The beauty at the top is worth your walk . The pictures you can make will be exquisite . The leaves were changing and beautiful . Will go back again .

1  Thank Susan H
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing view! My fiancé and I did our engagement pictures here and they are beautiful! I can't wait to go back again!!!!

1  Thank Apache S
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Be careful - many steps! Falls are not spectacular in October (not much water) but it is an interesting hike with nice surroundings.

Thank Sportloto
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a beautiful waterfall anytime of the year. With a lower than average rainfall this season the falls were not as full as they have been in years past. There are steps to walk and at it can be moderately strenuous if you are...More

Thank Benny C
Reviewed 18 October 2016

we visited here on 10/12/16 - the steps leading to the falls weren't that bad - just took our time - the drought has really affected this area - will be back when drought is over hopefully. it was a nice area - signs would...More

Thank Linda B
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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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