Deep Creek Loop Trail

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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.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
958 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

2 days ago

We hiked this for our youngest daughters first birthday, and it was a true joy! We also have a five and three year old, that loved watching the people floating the river. Great family atmosphere, clean and beautiful!! Can't wait to go camping here and do the float next year!!

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3 days ago

Pleasant hike largely following Indian & Deep creeks. Parking was hard to find on a sunny August weekend, as there is a significant local industry based on renting inner tubes out for folks to float the creeks in.
About 0.5 miles up from the trailhead you leave the "tubers" behind and it becomes peaceful and quiet.
Found a nice little swimming hole about 0.5 miles above the point you lose the tubers. Perfect timing when walking the loop counterclockwise.

14 days ago

Nice easy hike to three seperate waterfalls under canopy. Juney Whank falls was much nicer than pictures show.

18 days ago

good warm up hike. a little steep incline for about a mile in the middle before heading back down through Indian falls

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1 month ago

we hike most of the way and jumped in the river/creek and tubbed out way back.

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1 month ago

Good easy hike. You do share the first mile / last mile with a crowd of people carrying innertubes for use in the river. After that, the next 3 miles are quiet. Nice waterfalls, no great landscape views (at least not in July).

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2 months ago

A beautiful trail easy for the whole family. The only issue I have are all the tubers. Way too many kids on tubes. This trail is still one of my favs. Especially in the Fall and Spring wildflower seasons!