family-friendly

Deep Creek Waterfall Trail

Waterfall Hike
Difficulty
Easy
Distance
2.4 ml
Duration
1 hr
Ascent
426 ft

Best Time of Year: Jun 19 - Jun 19

This 2.4-mile loop trail near Bryson City, North Carolina is considered an easy route, it takes an average of 1 h 8 min to complete. This is an extremely popular area for hiking, walking, tubing, biking, horse riding, and camping so there is a possibility you will encounter other people while exploring. Bicycles are allowed on the Deep Creek Waterfall Loop or the Indian Creek Trails, but since this trail is in The Great Smoky Mountain National Park dogs and other pets are not allowed on the trails. This trail is also family-friendly.

Juney Whank Falls is a 90-foot waterfall that flows over a rock face in front of a wooden bridge, creating a beautiful scene. This is going to be the first waterfall you see. When you start out of the parking lot, there will be a trail to your left, that leads up to Juney Whank and comes back out onto the main trail.

After seeing Juney Whank Falls, when you come down the hill and to the main trail turn left and head towards Tom Branch Falls. The path getting to  Toms Branch Falls is easy, with minor changes in elevation. There are also plenty of benches around the falls for you to sit and enjoy the waterfall. Continue the trail for 1/3 of a mile and you will find a 45-foot cascade known as Indian Creek Falls. This waterfall is slightly off the main trail.