Mingo Falls Trail

MODERATE 68 reviews

Mingo Falls Trail is a 0.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cherokee, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
124 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

107 steps to a beautiful waterfall.

hiking
3 days ago

Mingo Falls trail leads to Mingo fallsFalls. It is an out and back trail with a total distance of 0.4 miles. The first 0.1 miles of the trail is a long staircase. If you have difficulty climbing stairs, this will be a difficult trail for you. At the top of the trail, it evens out and remains flat until the falls itself when you climb more stairs to view them from a bridge. There are a lot of people on this trail, so it can be a little claustrophobic for some. The waterfall itself is very impressive and well worth the walk.

3 days ago

Loved climbing to the top of the Falls.

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26 days ago

Great hike

26 days ago

27 days ago

Not a hike but a nice water fall if not a bit overcrowded. Soco Falls nearby is better although also not a hike.

hiking
1 month ago

This is one of my favorite hikes/falls in North Carolina. The hiking portion is very quick and very easy, and the falls are surprisingly beautiful. Highly recommended!

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

Not really a hike. Mostly just stairs with a single small bridge at the top to view the waterfall. The waterfall itself is pretty, but it was packed with people.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

A nice falls located back a small hike. If you are in Cherokee it's a quick stop.

1 month ago

2 months ago

Not really a hike but well worth the climb up the steps to the falls. If you are daring enough, climb up the left side of the falls to get a great close up :)

hiking
2 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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3 months ago

Love this hike. It's a bunch of stairs, a flat path and an amazing waterfall.

For a real treat, go past the bridge and up the path on the left. Strenuous, but there's another small falls up there!

3 months ago

It's all steps, but the work is worth the reward! Beautiful!