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.

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