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Hike to Tom Branch and Indian Creek Falls

Bryson City, North Carolina

4.5/5
based on 4 reviews

Details

Distance

1.6 miles

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Joshua Contois

Hike to two scenic falls (Tom Branch Falls + Indian Creek 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...

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Features

Photography
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Easy Parking
Forest
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall

Reviews

This area is an awesome part of the smokies and is a great place to visit. However, the waterfalls on this side of the park are a bit underwhelming compared to the rest of the Smoky Mountains.

At least three worth waterfalls along this trail make it a great couple of hours spent within the park.

Easy, scenic and features waterfalls! Great hike! Didn't run into many people either when we were there in early May!

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

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