Deep Creek Loop Trail

EASY 157 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.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
892 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

23 days ago

Very clean! Great for the family.

1 month ago

I think it was a moderate instead of an easy. We had a blast but lots of breaks.

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1 month ago

It was an amazing hike. We went during the fall with all the colors. Absolutely beautiful.

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1 month ago

Our whole family enjoyed the trail. Some nice waterfalls. The upper loop has some relatively steep parts but my two young kids fared pretty well so its pretty good for families, though some spots of the upper loop are very narrow with a steep drop on one side. We had a great time on the trail.

2 months ago

Great trail. Easy to follow. Three waterfalls

3 months ago

Great hike. one of the Smoky Mountains' best.

6 months 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!!

hiking
6 months 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.

6 months ago

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

6 months 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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7 months ago

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

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7 months 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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8 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!

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8 months ago

Camping in TN and decided to go for a drive. We ended up in NC and stumbled across this area. I can't believe we almost missed this. Not only were the waterfalls nice but the creek was great too. You can rent tubes at the front of the park for $6.00 and use them all day to ride the creek. Some of the rapids are rougher than you think so hold on tight. Super friendly staff and way to much fun to have by accident. Cannot wait to come back this way!!!!!!!

8 months ago

Kid friendly for years 5+. Good 2+ hour hike.

hiking
9 months ago

Good family hike...there are 3 waterfalls on the loop!

9 months ago

The Juney Whank trail should be listed as moderate to hard. Great trail with an abundance of wildflowers, butterflies, and great views. If you have a backpack, pack water shoes to wade in the creek

9 months ago

Great hike. Not to hard but good enough for great views of waterfalls. If want to see all three waterfalls go to left from parking lot at start of trailhead.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

GOOD TRAIL FOR BEGINNERS.

hiking
Saturday, February 04, 2017

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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