Hike This Stairway To Nowhere In North Carolina For A Magical Woodland Adventure
Just outside the boundary of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the North Carolina side, there’s a stairway hike that seemingly leads to nowhere. It’s found on the Cherokee Indian Reservation in the Quolla Boundary and is part of the Cherokee’s historic territory. Found here, not far inside the reservation, is a stairway to nowhere that really does take you on a magical adventure!
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Have you hiked the endless stairway up to Big Bear Falls (a.k.a. Mingo Falls)? What did you think?
This hike begins on the Cherokee Indian Reservation just outside of Cherokee, NC. For more information about the hike, see this link on alltrails.com.
Parking area Address: Sherrill Cove Road, Cherokee, NC, 28719
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Robin Jarvis is a travel writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She's lived in the Carolinas for nearly three decades and currently resides in Charleston. When she's not working, she loves to cook with friends and check out new adventures. General questions and FAM tours: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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