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“Beauty is worth the walk”
Review of Mingo Falls

Mingo Falls
Ranked #2 of 31 things to do in Cherokee
Certificate of Excellence
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Washington, DC
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108 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Beauty is worth the walk”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Mingo Falls is a not so hidden jewel near Cherokee, NC. It is a suppose to be the tallest falls in this part of NC and well worth the trek up a set of steep stairs.

Visited March 2013
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Denver, North Carolina
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Only 30 minute drive from Harrahs, it is a beautiful little afternoon delight. Half mile past the Cherokee KOA campground, very little signage. You can't hear the falls until you are at least half way up the steps. The steps are steep at first, not easy for short people. But, worth the walk.

Visited February 2013
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40 reviews
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“Mingo Falls Hike”
Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

We visited Mingo Falls on Valentines Day while visiting Cherokee. It was close to town but not marked well. We found the site and hiked the 160 steps up (we counted). Took us a while because we are not "hikers". After the steps it levels off and is pretty easy. It's a short walk to falls. We were there after a big rain. It was stunning. Loved it. I would recommend to all folks as long as you take your time going up steps. Well worth it.

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice short hike”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Short hike, nice falls. Rated as easy. Although it is just outside GSMNP, it is well worth the trip.

Visited February 2013
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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156 reviews
59 attraction reviews
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“Worth the slight hike”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

A beautiful waterfall with only a short distance of steps to make. Well worth it. Very short. Children can make this climb easily and the trail after the large wooden staircase is well maintained, safe (not narrow), and beautiful. There is a resting bench after climbing the stairs.

Visited February 2013
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