A photographer’s dream, this cascade is a multitude of waterfalls pouring from smaller ledges—making for spectacular wide shots and closeups alike.
While the name sounds like it may stem from Cherokee origin, the 150-foot high, near-vertical cascade actually was named by loggers from West Virginia, who were reminded of the Mingo Falls in their home state. The Cherokees, however, had long dubbed it Big Bear Falls, despite its being fed by Mingo Creek. To avoid the abundant crowds at this popular sightseeing destination, try heading out early in the morning.
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