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Juney Whank Falls Trail

EASY 160 reviews

Juney Whank Falls Trail is a 0.6 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 best used from March until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 0.6 miles Elevation Gain: 170 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

walking
1 month ago

excellent for kids in a stroller. short walk.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Great trail! Would do it again. Well maintained, could definitely use a stroller for most of the loop. Things get a little rocky on the uphill climb about half way. Missed Indian Creek Falls as it veered off the main trail.

walking
1 month ago

Great trail with kids. Waterfall was worth the short trip.

hiking
1 month ago

Great little easy hike anytime of the day! Trail is in great shape

hiking
2 months ago

What a beautiful waterfall and easy to hike too via wide well traveled path. Parking area and restrooms close by.

hiking
2 months ago

Well-maintained trail, well-marked signs with mileage. Great family hike (completed with a 7 & 5 year old). Impressive little fall for such a quick hike. Quite busy, you certainly don't get a sense of being secluded. If you're looking for something off the beaten path this is not your hike otherwise it's very lovely.

hiking
2 months ago

Really easy & beautiful weather

I would highly recommend this Trail it's an easy Trail very steep at the beginning the guide says 170 ft it actually goes up 350 feet into tenths of a mile. very scenic two beautiful waterfalls. very wide sand gravel Trail easy to follow. good for all levels. except handicapped.

hiking
3 months ago

Very nice, easy loop

hiking
3 months ago

Easy short trail to pretty falls.

hiking
5 months ago

fun easy trail

hiking
5 months ago

This trail is an easy hike to get to a small yet beautiful water fall caught it after some rain. So the water was a little muddy but cleared up while we were there. Pretty steep decent but its stepped most of the way. Saw a few butterfly and down trees with with the roots still half way in the ground. Definitely kid friendly hike

hiking
muddy
5 months ago

a little muddy but that's expecting when hiking in the rain. it did clear up enough to let the mud wash out all the streams and creek. so they still lokke nice. hiked the juney wank loop then went back to the car to grab the tubes to float down deep creek. putting in close to indian falls and floating right passed thomas branch falls. was a very nice hike and even better float back. although it was storming pretty bad for the tubing.

hiking
5 months ago

This trail was very nice and maintained mostly gravel. Went during some rain so that helped out, but once the rain cleared we saw turkey, various species of butterfly. You can literally see the trout in deep creek. Few carp though too. surrounding trials are also nice even hiked up half the horse trail off Nolan divide. Got to check out all the water falls. Indian, Thomas branch and juney were all smaller. Still spectacular though. 10/10 would do it again. Not too mention the tubing down the creek. Might try that too. Only thing is i did collect a bit of trash along trails. Mainly empty water bottles.

hiking
5 months ago

This was a very easy and fun little trail in deep creek. Beautiful views of the waterfalls around the park!

mountain biking
closed
off trail
over grown
rocky
5 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Moderately steep incline the entire way up. Well maintained trail. The bridge at the top is definitely worth the short climb, albeit crowded due to the popularity. The falls aren’t huge per se, but it was a great experience for our group of kids (2/7/8) to be that close to them.

8 months ago

Awesome hike! Even for inexperienced folks this is great.

8 months ago

Stayed at Smokemont campground in the fall to do some of the hikes on the south side of the park. This one was enjoyable. Nice group of waterfalls here.

hiking
10 months ago

A slight incline - waterfall is beautiful!

hiking
Mon Oct 29 2018

If you want a quick photo opportunity, this is perfect. You can hike up to the falls in a matter of minutes.

Thu Oct 25 2018

Easy hike with slight inclines to this falls. Well worth the hike to see

hiking
Wed Oct 24 2018

The trail was well marked but a little steep for two 76-year olds. The waterfall was worth it however.

walking
Wed Oct 24 2018

Fine little trail with nice falls to admire. Took my 86 yo mother along.

hiking
Sun Oct 21 2018

Enjoyable hike to the falls after a 9.5 mile hike the day before. The bridge bench is a great resting place and beautiful photo op.

hiking
Thu Aug 30 2018

Super easy even in winter. Great hike for the kids. Stayed in Bryson City during Christmas this past year and did all the Deep Creek falls hikes.

walking
Fri Aug 17 2018

There are some very steep areas but the loop is still a very nice and short walk. There is a nice bridge where the water fall is that has a bench. We took our two year old with us and she loved it. She walked most of the way and she got to play in the water. I will definitely go back.

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