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Easy to locate, Be prepared to climb, 196 steps, then dirt/root trail, easily passable, but wear... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Woodridge, Illinois
Worth the stop - close to Cherokee

We had limited time to drive from Cherokee to Pigeon Forge. Fortunately we found these Falls and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Big Cove Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee, NC
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Reviewed yesterday

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 days 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

Thank travkea3
Reviewed 5 days 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

Thank Trip634177
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not too bad of a hike up the small trail to reveal the majestic water fall. We have brought several visitors to see this beautiful hidden gem within the Cherokee National Forest. It is really nice to see after a good rainfall. Beautiful views during...More

1  Thank WorldwideHeliGuy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Old mill, got some great pictures, and good history lesson, like going back in time. Just off main road, worth the stop

Thank susanslh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Discovered it on FALLS NEAR ME lol. Small drive from anywhere you are in Cherokee. It's a 100 step climb (steps are there 😉) it's a fun walk uphill. Park on the bottom. (10 cars max). Not for people with bad knees. It's a rocky...More

1  Thank Gatrekki
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These are really nice falls up a reasonable short hike. It’s a short distance from Cherokee. You can take some nice photos here. Since it’s not well known parking is good.

1  Thank sctmster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am Leary of hikes labeled as moderate, but this one was just moderate. Once you make it up the stairs, you've got it made. Stairs have nice rails too. The final view was incredible.

Thank 178cookie21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a little deceiving what can be seen in the summer with all the foliage. I'm sure with more water flow and no leaves it is nicer.

Thank harveyelmore
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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😊