Mingo Falls

Mingo Falls, Cherokee: Address, Phone Number, Mingo Falls Reviews: 4.5/5

Mingo Falls
4.5
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Sandra E
Siesta Key, FL181 contributions
Mingo Falls
Oct 2021 • Couples
It’s a bit of a challenge getting to the falls. You start off with 161 steps just to get to the rocky trail leading to the falls. You just have to be careful of the roots and at times wet rocks but it’s very doable when you take your time. I say this as we are seniors.

It is worth it as the falls are very impressive. They fall 120 feet and with the hint of fall colors were beautiful. Don’t pass up the opportunity to see it.
Written October 13, 2021
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Mountainman827
Custer, SD1,081 contributions
Worth 60 stairs steps to see
Oct 2021
Short walk with minimal effort to see a great falls. GPS took us to wrong spot but was be a normal thing as they have signs telling that and where to go.
Written October 10, 2021
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snolou
Siler City, NC45 contributions
A must see part of your visit
Oct 2021 • Solo
Short hike up lots of stairs. I had to stop about 4 times but I'm out of shape. Beautiful view of the falls. Worth the time . Very close to Cherokee.
Written October 4, 2021
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maggiej420
Roanoke, TX57 contributions
Such a great experience!
Sep 2021
I was scared of the 61 stairs, but we did them all! We went in the evening after dinner so no one was there! It was great! Highly recommend!
Written September 23, 2021
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Joanna W
Hattiesburg, MS107 contributions
JEEPERS CREEPERS
Sep 2021
Everything was great about this one! We took a walk up some stairs and then across some rocks to a bridge and WOW. What a beauty! It's a huge waterfall. We were a group of seniors and several of us went to the falls. It's not far at all and so worth it.
I never knew about this beauty.
Written September 9, 2021
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Jay B
Fairhope, AL771 contributions
Beautiful Falls - Short but Tricky Hike
Aug 2021
These falls are simply beautiful and worth the short (but tricky and steep) trip to the top. The parking area is a bit small so be aware you may have to wait for a spot, but most people do not stay long so the parking spaces turn over quite regularly. There are quite a few stairs at the bottom to climb to the actual hiking trail. The trail is rather steep and full of lots of roots and rocks, but if you take your time, it's not too bad a hike. The reward at the top is awesome! These falls and the surrounding woods are among the best views anywhere in and around the Great Smokey Mountains.
Written September 7, 2021
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tracy2771
Concord, GA9 contributions
Worth the walk
Aug 2021
This is a hidden treasure.
When I first saw the stairs I thought NOPE !!! However, a person that just completed the hike told me just take it slow and rest... It was beautiful I am so glad that I took their advice

Written August 31, 2021
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Amber W
1 contribution
Worth It
Jul 2021 • Family
Short 10 min hike up, easy steps but could get tiring for elderly and toddlers. Not a whole lot of parking. Beautiful view. Worth the short trip!
Written August 30, 2021
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PeterButzin
Tallahassee, Florida, United States140 contributions
Be aware that this is a challenge for the old/infirm
Aug 2021
The falls is worth the climb, for those who are relatively young, fit and steady on their feet.

My wife and I are 76 years old. We made it to the top of the (very many) stairs, but my wife was unsteady and never made it on the very rough walk to the falls.

I made it, if nothing else than for the purpose of taking pictures to show her of what she had missed.

But it wasn't a pleasant experience.

We have two suggestions: (1) at the bottom of the stairs, provide a warning of what's ahead; (2) better yet, provide railings for the rough and rocky terrain between the top of the stairs and the falls.
Written August 22, 2021
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jakeanddolly
Granite Falls, NC25 contributions
Always worth the walk
Aug 2021
A short but definitely an upward walk with a beautiful waterfall at the end. Have been there in Spring, Summer, and Fall and it
s always impressive.
Written August 17, 2021
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