Deep Creek Loop Trail

Bryson City, North Carolina

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Deep Creek is also a popular spot for waterfall aficionados. About 1000 feet into your hike, you encounter your first waterfall, Toms Branch Falls, which drops 60 feet over several ledges on the opposite side of the river. The park has even installed a bench so you can sit and watch the action. Because of this and other falls in the area, and because it’s an easily accessible trail, this is also a popular winter hike. It’s also a popular spring hike as well, due to the trillium, Solomon’s seal, false Solomon’s seal, violets, Jack-in-the-pulpit, and assorted other wildflowers along the way. And come autumn, there’s always the fall color in this rich hardwood forest.
100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina

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100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina

by Joe Miller (The Mountaineers Books)

Deep Creek is also a popular spot for waterfall aficionados. About 1000 feet into your hike, you encounter your first waterfall, Toms Branch Falls, which drops 60 feet over several ledges on the opposite side of the river.

The park has even installed a bench so you can sit and watch the action. Because of this and other falls in the area, and because it’s an easily accessible trail, this is also a popular winter hike. It’s also a popular spring hike as well, due to the trillium, Solomon’s seal, false Solomon’s seal, violets, Jack-in-the-pulpit, and assorted other wildflowers along the way. And come autumn, there’s always the fall color in this rich hardwood forest.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Bryson City
Distance: 4.4
Elevation Gain: 692 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 to 3 hours
Season: Best in Winter
Local Maps: USGS Bryson City
Driving Directions: Directions to Deep Creek Loop Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

4/15/2017
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Great hike to see waterfalls. We also went up the Indian Creek Falls trail a bit to see the Indian Cemetery - definitely worth it.


11/23/2009
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Fantastic! A pleasant hike with beautiful waterfalls, this is why you go to the Great Smoky Mountains.



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