Discover this .06-mile Loop Trail in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Juney Whank Trail in Deep Creek, located right outside of Bryson City is considered a moderately challenging route. Juney Whank Falls is divided into an upper and lower section. Both can be viewed from the footbridge which crosses Juney Whank Branch at the falls. Together they drop 90 feet from top to bottom.
Starting from the Parking Lot for Deep Creek Trailhead, you will follow the Deep Creek Horse Trail for a little bit until you get to Juney Whank Falls, so be prepared for horses on the trail along with other people, as you are approaching the waterfall, you will cross a bridge where, when the waterfall is full, the water can come right over the bridge. After that continue the trail down to the main Deep Creek Trail.
Do not climb on rocks around waterfalls or along riverbanks. These rocks are slippery due to mist and algae. Closely supervise children at all times.
Remember No Dogs are allowed on the trails since it is in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. This trail is likely not accessible for visitors using wheelchairs, mobility equipment, or strollers due to the narrow, steep, and uneven terrain. No Bicycles are allowed on this trail.
The stream and falls are said to be named after Mr. Junaluska "Juney" Whank, who may be buried in the area.
To learn more follow this link to Juney Whank Falls