Juney Whank Falls

Bryson City, North Carolina

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As waterfalls go, Juney Whank Falls isn’t anything to get excited about. However, the trail is short and if you’re in the Deep Creek area for another hike, it’s easy to include this one as well. If you get here in the middle of a summer weekday, you probably won’t find a parking space in the paved lot. On a weekend you can forget it. Few other places in the park are as crowded. Restrooms are available at the picnic areas. Don’t worry about the crowds you see at the parking area. They’re all headed up Deep Creek Trail, and except for a short segment at the end, you might have this hike to yourself. The trail follows Juney Whank Branch upstream a short distance, then swings to the left and away from the creek, climbing to a junction with a bridle path coming in from the left. Stay to the right and continue climbing up the old roadbed. Climb moderately for about 0.2 mile to an obvious path on the right leading to the base of the waterfall.
Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park

by Kevin Adams (Falcon Guides)

As waterfalls go, Juney Whank Falls isn’t anything to get excited about. However,
the trail is short and if you’re in the Deep Creek area for another hike, it’s easy to
include this one as well. If you get here in the middle of a summer weekday, you probably won’t find a parking space in the paved lot. On a weekend you can forget it. Few other places in the park are as crowded. Restrooms are available at the picnic areas.

Don’t worry about the crowds you see at the parking area. They’re all headed up Deep Creek Trail, and except for a short segment at the end, you might have this hike to yourself. The trail follows Juney Whank Branch upstream a short distance, then swings to the left and away from the creek, climbing to a junction with a bridle path coming in from the left. Stay to the right and continue climbing up the old roadbed. Climb moderately for about 0.2 mile to an obvious path on the right leading to the base of the waterfall.

© 2013 Kevin Adams/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding
Nearby City: Bryson City
Distance: 0.7
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 45 mins
Features: Waterfalls
Local Contacts: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Local Maps: Bryson City USGS quad; Trails Illustrated #229 Great Smoky Mountains; Trails Illustrated #317 Clingmans Dome Cataloochee
Driving Directions: Directions to Juney Whank Falls

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