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North Carolina › Mingo Falls Trailhead
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Climb up a series of steep stairs to this exceptional 120-ft waterfall in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Mingo Falls is on the Cherokee Indian Reserve (Qualla Boundary), close to the Smokies park entrance. Head up on Pigeon Creek Trail, which culminates in a set of fairly steep steps leading up the falls. You will find a viewing area at the base of this 120-foot waterfall.
- Hiking boots
- Sun protection
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Not much of a hike, but awesome falls!
The waterfall is pretty awesome and if you visit in the winter you'll get to experience it frozen which was pretty cool! It is a really short hike so it can be crowded and isn't a day activity because of the short distance.
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