Juney Whank Falls Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina

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Juney Whank Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Swain County, North Carolina. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 1,822 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 57 feet. Near the trailhead there are parking and a parking.
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Juney Whank Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Swain County, North Carolina. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 1,822 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 57 feet. Near the trailhead there are parking and a parking.
Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Distance: 0.2
Elevation Gain: 57 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 1,822 feet
Top Elevation: 1,875 feet
Additional Use: Hiking, Camping
Features: Waterfalls, Views
Driving Directions: Directions to Juney Whank Falls Trail
Parks: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Elevation Min/Max: 1822/1875 ft
Elevation Start/End: 1822/1822 ft

Juney Whank Falls Trail Professional Reviews and 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."

"This is a nice mini-waterfall walk for kids and those with only a little time. Climb the wide road grade up and left (north) from the parking lot to a junction with the Deep Creek Horse Trail. The bridle trail descends left and rises right: Turn right (south) up the wood steps, and shortly turn right again (northeast) at the falls sign.

The trail dips down nice rock steps and crosses a scenic bridge below the falls, where you’ll find an embedded bench. Just past the bridge, there’s a perfect rock seat at the base of the falls. You could almost picture a Romantic poet perched there pondering. Near the falls, this is not a trail signs are actually embedded in some bootleg paths that might mislead the inexperienced."

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May 2018