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worth the hike!

This is a beautiful waterfall, and well worth the 20 minute hike, The colors had not changed yet... read more

Reviewed today
michael t
Rock Hill, South Carolina
More difficult hike than expected

We used the GPS to find this place, it seems very out of the way but there were lots of people... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sonya F
Sarasota, Florida
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Big Cove Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee, NC
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Reviewed today

This is a beautiful waterfall, and well worth the 20 minute hike, The colors had not changed yet, but it was still beautiful!

Thank michael t
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We used the GPS to find this place, it seems very out of the way but there were lots of people here. We had heard it was a dog-friendly short hike so we figured we'd try it. The hike starts off with a long steep...More

Thank Sonya F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a water fall hidden of a beaten path. It is a nice bike up a lot of steps to get there but nice when you reach the top. It is good for a stop just to stretch your legs. It doesn’t take long...More

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The falls were beautiful. The hike there were steep steps but the steps were well maintained. It is a beautiful hike and falls were magnificent

Thank Bk5098
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice payoff for a short walk. Trail in good shape and 160 cement stair steps make for a safe hike for most folks. Falls create a gentle cooling breeze on a hot afternoon. :-)

1  Thank BackPacker768632
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a beautiful waterfall that is very tall and graceful. The steps to get up to it are very nice and not just hiking out in the woods. You have an actual staircase to climb. Not the easiest thing in the world but totally worth...More

Thank brookeann521
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to locate, Be prepared to climb, 196 steps, then dirt/root trail, easily passable, but wear sneakers not flip flops. The stairs are easy, with landings to rest, and the waterfall is spectacular. Didn't take long, but we lingered at the view.

Thank azrielk82
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had limited time to drive from Cherokee to Pigeon Forge. Fortunately we found these Falls and were able to stretch our legs. We were there in early June 2018 and the rivers and falls were all still swollen with water. I found these falls...More

2  Thank travkea3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband went to Cherokee to celebrate our anniversary and we decided to check out Mingo Falls. It was absolutely beautiful and not a far walk which was a plus for me. I can't wait to go back again for my family vacation...More

1  Thank Trip634177
Reviewed September 10, 2018

It is a nice waterfall and definitely worth a stop if you're nearby. I wouldn't dive 50 miles out of my way to see it but there aren't too many waterfalls that are worth that and I love waterfalls. Keep in mind that there are...More

1  Thank OlympicMike
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Ken M
September 22, 2017|
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Response from bwdcougar | Reviewed this property |
Yes, if you climb up to the falls off trail.
Brittney B
June 5, 2017|
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Response from HaDa2000 | Reviewed this property |
no one will stop you, you play at your own risk.
Zuolin C
May 30, 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😊