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“Nice hike and beautiful falls ” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mingo Falls

Mingo Falls
Big Cove Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee, NC
(865) 430-1613
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Ranked #2 of 13 Activities in Cherokee
Type: Waterfalls, Ranch & Farm
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South Florida
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19 attraction reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Nice hike and beautiful falls ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was a moderate hike with a nice stair path 3/4 of the way up. The last hike to the waterfall can be a bit rocky and slippery, appropriate shoes would be great although I did climb it with flip flops on. We did see a few people playing in the falls so if that's your cup of tea bring a bathing suit. Keep in mind there really isn't a lot of room at the top(small bridge to view the fall) but one could dip their feet in if they desired to. Beautiful waterfall and easily accessible. Don't miss this one!

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north carolina
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“Great falls, some of the best, but quite a few steps”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

These falls are very big and very accessible with a steep set of stairs from a small parking lot. Very much worth the effort to walk the stairs but these would not be recommended for anyone who might not be physically fit. It isn't a very long walk which is nice. Well worth the drive and walk up.

Visited April 2014
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La Grange, North Carolina
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“Beautiful Waterfall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is about .5 mile hike up to the falls. Well worth the walk! Beautiful. Moderate walk, you are mostly going up, but so worth it!! Great picture taking spot!!

Visited June 2014
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Crossville, Tennessee
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“Well worth the climb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great falls. Keep going until you get the full view. Watch for the sign, I went past and had to turn around. It is on the right side coming from Cherokee. Good parking and a lot of shade. We did a few steps and rested going up. Enjoy.

Visited June 2014
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Lutz, Florida
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“Beautiful falls, be prepared to climb stairs.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Beautiful falls, not too crowded. The hike isn't that bad, just have to climb a lot of stairs starting at parking lot and once up the stairs, a few minutes of walking.

Visited June 2014
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