Enjoy the Peaceful Sights and Sounds of Three Waterfalls

The Deep Creek Section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers hiking…

The Deep Creek Section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers hiking to three waterfalls, tubing, fishing, horseback riding, and bicycling.

Deep Creek

Explore the Scenic Beauty

Deep Creek is known as one of the most stunning areas of North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is located just a few miles from downtown Bryson City. Deep Creek is home to three cascading waterfalls - Tom Branch, Indian Creek and Juney Whank - which can all be accessed easily by venturing down the Waterfall Loop, a 2.4-mile, easy hike that passes all three falls. Explore their scenic wonder!

 

Deep Creek Trail Map

The Waterfalls of Deep Creek

Deep Creek Tubing

Tubing

Ready to cool down? Grab a tube and enjoy a float through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the crisp, cool waters of Deep Creek

Deep Creek Fishing

Deep Creek is a relatively large stream located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park just outside of Bryson City, North Carolina. Deep Creek is part of the Little Tennessee River drainage on the North Carolina side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and flows about 15 miles before emptying into the Tuckasegee River at Bryson City. Deep Creek is one of the…

Deep Creek Hikes

  • Deep Creek Trail

The Deep Creek area is best known for its streams and waterfalls. Hikers can take a waterfall loop hike leading to three waterfalls. Hiking: Around 2.5 miles of walking will acquaint you with beautiful Deep Creek and three waterfalls. The Deep Creek Waterfall  hike loop…

  • Lonesome Pine Overook Trail

Explore this 6.6 mile, out and back trail, which is accessible from the Deep Creek parking lot. Generally considered a moderate to challenging route, it takes an average of 3-4 hours to complete depending on how much time you spend at the Lonesome Pine Overlook at the top. The…

  • Thomas Divide Trail

This 11.0-mile point-to-point hiking trail can be used in both directions, with parking available at both trailheads. The trailhead closest to Bryson City can be accessed via Tom Branch Road at Deep Creek, and in this case you will be traveling uphill. If you are parking a horse…

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