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A great reward for a short hike!

Steep steps lead up for most of the hike then a rocky terrain for a short distance before you... read more

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Houston, Texas
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Beautiful falls

We visited Mingo Falls in October. To get to the falls, you have to climb up steep steps up the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Big Cove Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee, NC
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Steep steps lead up for most of the hike then a rocky terrain for a short distance before you approach the foot bridge where you can rest & capture great photos of the waterfall. We stopped here after visiting the Cherokee Muesem and then headed...More

Thank t0rtiz
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Mingo Falls in October. To get to the falls, you have to climb up steep steps up the mountainside. It's well worth the climb.

Thank RobinB2523
Reviewed 5 days ago

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 6 days ago 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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. :-)

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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 14 September 2018

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