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Hike Three Waterfalls Loop

Bryson City, North Carolina

5.0/5
based on 4 reviews

Details

Distance

2.4 miles

Elevation Gain

450 ft

Route Type

Loop

Description

Added by Johnathan Duncan

Deep Creek's Three Waterfall Loop in Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a pleasant and relatively easy hike that offers views of three different waterfalls, wildflowers and wildlife.

Start the loop by hiking the Juney Whank Falls Trail to Juney Whank Falls. The footbridge across the creek makes an excellent place to rest and take in the falls. Follow the trail across the bridge and up the bank. After about 300 feet take a right and follow Deep Creek Horse Trail towards Deep Creek Trail.

After intersecting with Deep Creek Trail turn left and walk about half a mile passing Tom Branch Falls on the way. You can choose to stop and view the 60' falls now or catch a glimpse of them on the way back. Continue up the until the junction with Indian Creek trail, turning right onto Indian Creek trail and continuing one tenth of a mile to Indian Creek Falls. Indian Creek Falls is a beautiful 25' cascade, so make sure to bring a camera. Afterwards, backtrack down Deep Creek Trail to the parking lot making sure to see Tom Branch Falls if you didn't earlier!

During the Summer expect the trail to be filled with people tubing. Also bring something to swim in if it's hot out as there are plenty of swimming holes along the creek.

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Features

Chillin
Fishing
Photography
Running
Hiking
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Picnic Area
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Swimming Hole

Reviews

This is an amazing place to spend a few hours or spend the whole day. This side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a great area and is a really cool place to check out.

My family and I love coming to Bryson City. And this side of the national park is hands down one of my favorite places for a picnic, do a little flyfishing, and hiking to these three waterfalls. most are very easy to reach, with th ethird being moderate, just do to distance.

The pin for the trailhead on this adventure isn't in the right spot. It leads you to the rangers cabin that isn't for public access.

Easy nice hike for anyone. Waterfalls are beautiful.

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