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Address: Big Cove Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee, NC
Phone Number: (865) 430-1613
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Incredible!!!

My husband and I vacationed in Bryson City and the Great Smoky Mountains. We visited four waterfalls and Mingo Falls was by far our favorite. The hike up the hill is quite steep... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States
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Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I vacationed in Bryson City and the Great Smoky Mountains. We visited four waterfalls and Mingo Falls was by far our favorite. The hike up the hill is quite steep but absolutely worth it. The view of the Falls is breath taking, and made us want to stay there and take in the beauty and power of... More 

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Brazil, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

It was a rainy April day when we went to see the falls. There are lots of stairs, but they are sturdy. You can't see the falls until you have reached the top of the stairs. It was beautiful the say we were there even if we had our umbrellas up.

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Cranford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The climb was a little tough it is steep. It was free and well worth the climb up the stairs to see it. The falls are just beautiful!

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dacula, ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

If you are in the area, you must take an hour or so to visit Mingo Falls. They are a little difficult to find because there aren't many signs, but we were so glad we stopped to ask directions from a local citizen. My husband and I are in our 60's and had no difficulty making the climb. The falls... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This was a little tricky to find. Once parked you face a long path of stairs. You can start to hear the waterfall as you get closer. And then you finally find yourself facing this 180' waterfall. There is a bridge that gives a great view of the falls - and all the debris at the bottom. The Stream from... More 

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Michigan
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I climbed the over 100 steps but when I got to the top, the trail to the falls proper was kinda muddy due to time of year. So I only walked a short bit, not wanting to slip into the falls on the muddy surface. However, it was a peaceful climb up and the falls follow you the whole way.... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

You can do the steps for this! Its worth every step, just to see! Its beautiful! The steps to this place are not bad. They are solid and not as far as you think. We went while it was raining and never once slipped. No worries. Children did it too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

170 steps straight uphill lead to 180ft waterfall. Nice viewing bridge at the bottom of the falls. Well worth the 5 minute hike.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Absolutely beautiful! Coming from Gatlingburg, had a little difficulty getting there. Stopped at a visitor center along the way and learned to pass the KOA (remember that). This waterfall is one of the most beautiful falls I've seen on this side of the country.

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Marshall, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful and great for small kids. The stairs make it an easy trip for young kids and the elderly and not a long hike once you get to the top of the stairs

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