Waterfalls in the
Cherokee Area

Mingo Falls

Several waterfalls are accessible with a short, easy walk. The closest falls to Cherokee is the beautiful Mingo Falls, about 5 miles out Big Cove Road from Saunooke Village. Pass the KOA Campground and look for the parking lot on your right. The walk from the parking lot is short (100 yards) but very steep.

Just east of Cherokee on US 19 towards Maggie Valley you'll find Soco Falls on your right. There's a small unmarked pull-off, and a short walk leads you to a viewing platform for Soco Falls and another smaller falls. 11 miles from the intersection of US 441 Bus. & US 19. (From Maggie Valley, it's about 1.5 miles west of the Blue Ridge Parkway on your left.)

Nearby Bryson City has three graceful falls just out from town in the National Park at Deep Creek — Juneywhank Falls, Tom Branch Falls and Indian Creek Falls. All can be seen in an hour's walk in the Park.