Deep Creek Loop

Bryson City, North Carolina

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This truly great, longer circuit hike starts with what may be the park’s easiest (no doubt handicapped accessible) walk to a spectacular waterfall, Toms Branch Falls, not to mention Indian Creek Falls. Just driving in to the Deep Creek area conveys an important Smokies’ impression— these summits may not tower like the Tetons, but you sense that there’s a vast wildland ahead that stretches ridge after ridge beyond the park boundary.
Best Easy Day Hikes: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

by Randy Johnson (Falcon Guides)

This truly great, longer circuit hike starts with what may be the park’s easiest (no doubt handicapped accessible) walk to a spectacular waterfall, Toms Branch Falls, not to mention Indian Creek Falls.

Just driving in to the Deep Creek area conveys an important Smokies’ impression— these summits may not tower like the Tetons, but you sense that there’s a vast wildland ahead that stretches ridge after ridge beyond the park boundary.

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Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running
Nearby City: Bryson City
Distance: 4.2
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Season: Year-round
Additional Use: Swimming, Hiking, Camping, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding
Features: Views, Waterfalls
Local Contacts: Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, (865) 436-1297. www.nps.gov/grsm
Local Maps: USGS Bryson City; TOPO! North Carolina, South Carolina
Driving Directions: Directions to Deep Creek Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

2/19/2018
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A very picturesque easy to moderate (climb) would gladly return, This time of year (lack of foliage) actually allows you to visualize the cascading water throughout most of the hike which is absolutely beautiful waterfalls and all



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May 2018