Hike to Tom Branch and Indian Creek Falls

Deep Creek Trail, GSMNP

Hike to two scenic falls in Great Smoky Mountains National Park located near Bryson City, NC. 

From the Deep Creek Trailhead, you can hike to both waterfalls heading up the Deep Creek Trail. You will come across Tom Branch Falls quickly, after 0.2 miles. Once you've had your fill of Tom Branch, head further along the Deep Creek Trail for another 0.5 miles. Turn right on the Indian Creek Trail and hike for 0.1 miles until you reach Indian Creek Falls.  

On your return, you can head back the way you came or head back to the Deep Creek Trail and continue on the path until you reach the Deep Creek Horse Trail (0.2 miles from the Deep Creek - Indian Creek junction). This loop takes you by Juney Whank Falls before making it back to the trailhead. 

Park Map: https://www.nps.gov/grsm/plany...

Pack List

  • Trail Shoes
  • Water
  • Snacks
Show More
RT Distance 1.6 Miles
Activities Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Easy Parking
Forest
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

Pretty waterfall

Really pretty waterfalls up an easy trail. Also a great spot for fly fishing! Best after some good rainfall.


Please respect the places you find on The Outbound Collective.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Nearby Adventures

More Nearby Adventures

Hike the Juney Whank Falls Loop

119 Saves

Hike the Deep Creek Loop

138 Saves

Hike Three Waterfalls Loop

191 Saves