the great smokey mountains national park: part two – hiking deep creek waterfall loop trail

We hiked the Deep Creek Falls Loop Trail while we were in the Smokey Mountains National Park. This trail features three waterfall contributories to Deep Creek, the stream that the trail follows. These water falls are Juney Whank Falls, Thomas Branch Falls, and Indian Creek Falls.

The trail is a easy 2.5 mile hike with only a moderate incline on the return trip. The water falls are small, but beautiful and the trail follows Deep Creek, providing some calming water sound affects. But don’t take my word for it see for yourself…

MaryAnn and me hiking Deep Creek Waterfall loop to Indian Creek Falls.
Deep Creek Falls Loop Trail.
A view of the heavily forested Smokey Mountains.
Indian Creek Falls.
White water in Deep Creek.
More of the Smokey Mountains.
Juney Whank Falls
Deep Creek Falls Loop Trail
Deep Creek Falls Loop Trail
A passer-by kindly took our picture while we were hiking the Deep Creek Waterfall Loop Trail.
Deep Creek Waterfall Loop Trail.
Deep Creek Waterfall Loop Trail.
Thomas Branch Falls
MaryAnn getting tired of me taking her picture.
Bridge over troubled waters.
One of the many water falls on Deep Creek Waterfall Loop Trail.
Thomas Branch Falls.
Deep Creek Waterfall Loop Trail.
Deep Creek Waterfall Loop Trail.
Juney Whank Falls.
Juney Whank Falls.
MaryAnn hiking the Deep Creek Waterfall Loop Trail.
Indian Creek Falls

The trails throughout the park are well marked and heavily trafficked. Hiking the trails was enjoyable and gave us an opportunity to get some much needed exercise. Unfortunately dogs are not permitted on the trails in the national parks so the Traveling Pups, Peeta and Luna had to stay home inside our rig while we were hiking.

Exploring The Great Smokey Mountains National Park on foot was inspiring and we highly recommend it for everyone. When you visit the Smokey Mountains, make sure to take the time to go for a hike in this beautiful place. In part three we will take a look at the Tennessee side of the Smokey Mountains.

2 thoughts on “the great smokey mountains national park: part two – hiking deep creek waterfall loop trail”

    1. Yep, we were there in 2019. But didn’t have time to explore it all. My parent’s took us on tent camping trips to the Smokey’s when I was a kid. I remember seeing a bear on the road with hundreds of people taking pictures. Thanks for the comment Becky

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