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.
**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.
beautiful!! really great pics where Indian Creek joins Deep creek.
Nice easy walk
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.
loved every foot of this trail!
Trial was confusing when trying to combine it with the Juney Wank falls trail.
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.
Was frustrated because we took our dog to go hiking per this website but if you read the signs as it clearly states on the trail sign NO PETS allowed. Even if on a leash. Pets can be at campgrounds etc but not on trails.