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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