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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7 months ago
Very beautiful place. So many people visiting. People from all across the country very nice everyone speaks to one another on the trails. Good place to bring family friends or even just to chill by yourself.
- Michael E
10 months ago
Very nice trails for experienced and beginning hikers alike! They have trails that are completely flat as well as long rugged ones so that anyone can hike the trails and see the awesome waterfall locations and such. The nearby routes are very populated with tubers though so just be prepared for some company until you get farther out.
- Sentient S
11 months ago
Visited in Memorial day, and parking lot was full, however in a walking distance from the trailhead one can find lots of parking space in picnic area, which I recommend instead. Waterfalls were great. There are some steep elevations in waterfall loop trail, it's good to be aware about upfront.
- Boris B

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
United States

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