Deep Creek Loop Trail

EASY 72 reviews

Deep Creek Loop Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bryson City, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

5.0 miles 958 feet Loop

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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13 days ago

GOOD TRAIL FOR BEGINNERS.

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20 days ago

Awesome. Combine it with Juney Whank and there are three falls in the area. All are worth seeing and each different. In summer tons of tubers in the stream off the main parts of the teail.

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3 months ago

**Facilities at the Deep Creek Campgrounds, just before the trail head parking lot**

Hiked October 1, 2016
This was a gorgeous hike, with some strenuous parts. We hiked up Deep Creek Trail, across Martins Gap, and down Indian Creek Trail. Deep Creek was not too bad, with many spots where the trail flattened out and you could catch your breath. Martins Gap, however, was unforgiving, and a straight up trek to the top. Indian Creek trail was rocky and rooty, in many places....but the last portion of the trail was wide and easier on the feet/ankles.
Tom Branch Falls, at the very beginning of the Deep Creek Trail, is gorgeous. Many nice benches along the side, to sit, enjoy a snack, and let the sounds of the falls take you away.
Although I don't camp, Campsite 58 is a beautiful spot, and good sized. It's also where Horace Kephart would set up his permanent campsites, 9 months out of the year, to write his books/articles and do a version of products testing for various outdoor supply companies.
Total miles for us was a little over 13, with this loop.

4 months ago

4 months ago

beautiful!! really great pics where Indian Creek joins Deep creek.

4 months ago

Nice easy walk

4 months ago

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4 months ago

We saw the three waterfalls along the trail and they were beautiful. The reason I gave this one only three stars is the trail. Most of it is hiking on a closed gravel road. Then there is a connector trail that goes up and over a ridge. Nothing really outstanding to see there and lots of up and down. Plus that section is a horse trail so we had to dodge some land mines. The two rivers were beautiful though. We clocked about 6 miles by the time we were done. We drove over from the Gatlinburg side of the mountains to hike and we were a little disappointed.

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5 months ago

loved every foot of this trail!

5 months ago

Trial was confusing when trying to combine it with the Juney Wank falls trail.

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6 months ago

We only had a short hike but it was nice. Uphill to Juney Whank but very nice waterfall. Toms Branch was nice too. Hopefully will be able to do more next time.