Fall colors are just starting to show today (10/24/18) at Deep Creek, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Fall colors are running about 2 weeks later than normal which means there is still time to plan a fall getaway to Bryson City in time for peak color!

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You’ll find trail experiences ranging from easy to strenuous in the Deep Creek area. This National Park entrance is at the uppermost end of Deep Creek Valley where the trails begin to climb up to the summits of the Smokies. Trails meander alongside Deep Creek and Indian Creek, across small bridge...

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2 weeks ago
Took the Deep Creek Loop. A nice 4+ mile hike. Get there early for parking. Saw a few people fly-fishing as well. A well kept trail and enjoyable morning hike.
- Josh S
a week ago
Deep Creek area is a premier relaxing place in the Smoky Mountains National Park. It offers a variety opportunities for leisure time and relaxation. Excellent picturesque setup by the river, picnic area, camping, hiking and mountain biking, waterfalls, tubing opportunities, all doubled by a well taken care space and clean facilities.
- Dan I
a month ago
Absolutely beautiful hiking area with three waterfalls. You can tube down the river, and past one of the waterfalls too. Tube rental is nearby for $5-7 dollars a day. I would come back here again for a vacation.
- Nathan V

Waterfalls, Tubing, Hiking & Fishing

This beautiful recreation area is just 5 minutes north of Bryson City, NC and is within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. At Deep Creek, you’ll find trail experiences ranging from easy to strenuous. Trails meander alongside Deep Creek and Indian Creek, across small bridges and through large stands of rhododendron and mountain laurel. There are several loop trails and three scenic waterfalls, with easy walking access, including Juneywhank Falls, Tom Branch Falls, and Indian Creek Falls.

Or rent a tube near the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and take a ride down the creek. There is also a swimming hole.

Fish for native brook, brown or rainbow trout.

After your hike enjoy a picnic along the banks of Deep Creek. Or plan to stay awhile at the beautiful National Park campground or at one of the close-by private campgrounds.

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West Deep Creek Road
Bryson City, NC 28713
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