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Soco Falls

Maggie Valley, NC
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A "must do/see" in the Maggie Valley area

We were in the MV area for a few days and made our way up 19 (10 min) to Soco falls. The GPS was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
melkel27
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Hollywood, FL
Beautiful!!

Great little waterfall on the side of the road on the way to Cherokee. Due to the location there is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kristin W
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Travellers talk about
“climb down” (11 reviews)
“short hike” (25 reviews)
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Maggie Valley, NC
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"viewing platform"
in 38 reviews
"climb down"
in 11 reviews
"short hike"
in 25 reviews
"small parking area"
in 12 reviews
"beautiful waterfall"
in 23 reviews
"double waterfall"
in 9 reviews
"small sign"
in 10 reviews
"steep path"
in 5 reviews
"chain link fence"
in 6 reviews
"small hike"
in 5 reviews
"blue sign"
in 4 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 6 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 8 reviews
"parking lot"
in 12 reviews
"easy hike"
in 5 reviews
"ropes"
in 58 reviews
"cherokee"
in 53 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were in the MV area for a few days and made our way up 19 (10 min) to Soco falls. The GPS was quite accurate. It is (if you are traveling uphill) a small pull off on the left. After a few stairs and...More

Thank melkel27
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little waterfall on the side of the road on the way to Cherokee. Due to the location there is minimal parking so you may want to visit during the week as the weekends tend to fill up quick. Also be sure you wear sneakers...More

Thank Kristin W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful waterfalls just outside of Cherokee! Short walk to observation deck. My 7 and 11 year old along with my mom and dad in their mid 60s had no problem getting to the falls! Worth the visit!!

Thank Melissjo
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

just loved it. The viewing platform is perfect and an easy hike. To get to tributary to Falls nice as well .. easy slope. To get to bottom of falls .. difficult but worth it. An amazing place to visit and sit and see. Breathtaking...More

3  Thank Sassycat119
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ventured out to the falls and it was beautiful! There is very little place to park along the 2 lane curvy road, no more than 6-7 cars fit into this space. The trek down to the falls is slightly perilous as well. There is...More

Thank christyoppelt
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove right past this falls as the signage from the East is non existent. Parking for 6-7 cars only. Short but difficult walk down a rock and dirt path, with nothing to hold onto. Beautiful large falls that is not dependent on rain to...More

Thank TravelingBill
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome awesome awesome! From other reviews, I was thinking the guide ropes were put up by passerbys rather than someone with skill, but I was pleasantly surprised in their placement and security. Treking down river a bit was fun as well.

Thank GinaMarie M
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

Google search will take you to the small parking area. Curvy road be careful. lots of rain made the climb treacherous but some good Samaratin left rope strategically placed to help. Bring a strong stick to slow your decent.

1  Thank David A
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

This was an awesome find thanks to Trip Advisor! It was amazing. Easy to the platform then a little ambitious. But even if you just go down to the platform it is amazing!

1  Thank Laurie M
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Soco Falls is just a few miles west of the BRP entrance, just outside of Maggie Valley, NC. It only has small signage, about a 1/2 from the pullout, so look diligently for it. The pull-out is on a curve, with gravel parking for about...More

5  Thank lkldphotog
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MAWMOM
26 February 2018|
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Response from DiscJocke | Reviewed this property |
5-10 mins to get to the bottom of the falls
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Brenda C
25 January 2018|
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Response from DiscJocke | Reviewed this property |
The access to the bottom of the falls is right on the side of the road
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Jack L
27 April 2017|
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Response from cbwms | Reviewed this property |
As you are leaving Cherokee, follow signs for Maggie Valley, your total driving distance should be about 10 or 11 miles, so closer to Maggie Valley than Cherokee. Along the way you will see signs in the trees advertising a... More
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