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Mingo Falls

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Address: Big Cove Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee, NC
Phone Number: (865) 430-1613
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This is a beautiful waterfall. It takes a few steps to get to it but it's well worth the steps you have to take.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Torri B
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Robertsdale, Alabama
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Robertsdale, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful waterfall. It takes a few steps to get to it but it's well worth the steps you have to take.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Mingo Falls is a beautiful and easy to visit waterfall near Cherokee. The trail is short, though there are some stairs at the beginning, but it's only about a quarter-mile total. And the beautiful 120-foot waterfall is worth the effort. I've been here several times and never knew there was also an upper waterfall, but it's much more difficult than... More 

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Hampstead, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You have to walk alot of stairs togey to the trail leading to the falls, but once your on the bridge and looking at the 180 foot drop it is impressive. We are over 65 and had to stop and rest twice on the way up. But to look up and watch the water falling is peaceful and rewarding.

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Thank Tim R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the hike up through the woods to the waterfall. The waterfall itself was beautiful. Highly recommend a visit if your in the area.

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Scottville, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an easy falls to access, but the climb is steep. If the count was correct there are 154 steps, but they are in relatively good shape. Once at the top the walk is level and only a few hundred feet. These are tall and even in the fall with reduced water they were well worth the trip.

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Belleview, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely waterfall in the mountains and easy to find. The climb up the staircase will be difficult for some, but its well worth it. Nice little parking area as well.

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Crossville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are quite a few stairs to climb but the view at the top is breathtaking. We went in mid-May and it wasn't crowded at all. Pretty easy to find off the main highway

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ARKANSAS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we drove through the great smoky mountains. park in the fall last year and stop by the falls. was a little hard to find the best I can remember but well worth the hunt. there were many steps to climb up to the best view of the falls. Good little hike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to get to, relatively easy climb (about 160 steps to go up, then a short hike) to top of Falls. Very peaceful and beautiful setting.

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Forsyth, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of my goals on this recent camping trip was to hike to a waterfall! It was easy to get to after a short hike up some stairs. We were with a group of three families with kids ranging in ages from 8 months-17 years. Fun was had by all!!

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