A Stunning Waterfall With a Fairytale Bridge
The Deep Creek area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is located just north of downtown Bryson City, NC and is a beautiful area of the park. Deep Creek is home to 3 waterfalls - Juney Whank, Tom Branch, and Indian Creek Falls. All 3 are family friendly and are easy to moderate hikes.
If you're only going to visit Juneywhank Falls, this is a .03 mile moderate hike (or .06 mile round trip). From the parking area, look for a sign for the trailhead to Juney Whank Falls and continue on the trail. Although the trail is short, the first part of the hike has some steep sections. You'll hear the sounds of the waterfall before you reach it, so look for a small sign on the right which leads you down some steps to a fairy tale bridge. Here you can view both the upper and lower sections of the waterfall. Just past the bridge, look for a large rock on the left - this is a great spot for selfies or group photos with the waterfall in the background. Watch your step - mist and splashing from the waterfall could make the bridge and rocks slick.
Once you've visited this waterfall, you can continue past the falls and take the continuation of Juneywhank Falls back down to the wider Deep Creek Trail. At the intersection, go right to go back to the parking lot, or turn left for a short easy hike to Tom Branch and Indian Creek Falls.