Check out this gorgeous waterfall located just outside of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Located off Highway 441, Mingo Falls is situated within a Cherokee Indian Reservation, but no special permits are required for guests to come to the reservation. This waterfall is one of the tallest in the area and has a 120-foot drop. The hike itself is less than half a mile long but is quite steep in some parts and can be accessed from the Pigeon Creek Trail. If you want to come for an extended stay in the great outdoors, there is a Mingo Falls campground where you can set up your tents and take a breath of fresh air. The spring, summer, and fall months are the best seasons to enjoy the falls and surrounding foliage. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the beauty of North Carolina’s Mingo Falls.