Mingo Falls Trail

MODERATE 30 reviews

Mingo Falls Trail is a 0.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cherokee, NC that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November.

0.4 miles 125 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

107 steps to a beautiful waterfall.

4 days ago

13 days ago

Lots of stairs, but beautiful scenery.

Beautiful waterfall!
Not much of a hike, short. Very steep stairs going up.

1 month ago

Great short hike! We climbed up the left side of the falls past the bridge and found a steep challenging trail that takes you up to the mountain top where we discovered more falls beyond what was visible from the bridge.

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

Glad we went. Short .4 trail starting with lots of stairs but easier as you go. Small but nice viewing area.

2 months ago

Only .42 miles up and back. Wrong on App, it is not 1.2 miles. Well worth trip to falls! Nice trail with a lot of stairs and would consider easy if you just take your time on the stairs! Beautiful drive on Blue Ridge Parkway to trail from Maggie Valley. Porta Johns at trail head. Glad we went!

2 months ago

Very very short! You have to go up quite a few stairs (the incline isn't very steep) to get to the falls and the entire walk to the falls itself is really only about 10 minutes from the parking lot. I wish it was little bit longer but other than that, the falls are very beautiful! Since there's not much water coming off the falls, you can also play around the base!

2 months ago

2 months ago

Stairway to an amazing waterfall and bridge

2 months ago

Beautiful

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3 months ago

Short but beautiful!!

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3 months ago

This was a short walk with several stairs at the beginning. It is around .2 miles to get to the waterfall viewing area, and the waterfall is one of the highest I've seen in this region. My son and I ventured up the waterfall line for a few yards, but watch out for slippery rocks. The waterfall view was definitely worth the short hike.

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3 months ago

You need to know there are lots of stairs if that's something you aren't willing to do. It was a beautiful area and worth every step!

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4 months ago

The kids and I had a great time. Check out our full review with things to look out for.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/mingofalls

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5 months ago

Excellent, fairly easy

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5 months ago

It's a perfect hike and a beautiful falls. You'll love it.

5 months ago

5 months ago

We went early in the morning and it was cool, however it's heavy shaded all the way up. It's stairs most of the way and it's really a quick hike to a really pretty waterfall! Highly recommend it

6 months ago

Easy, short hike with a gorgeous falls at the end.