GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS – INDIAN CREEK FALLS

Location: Western North Carolina
Trip Starts: Deep Gap Campground
Trip Ends: Deep Gap Campground
Total Distance: 1.5 miles
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Trails Used: Deep Creek Horse Trail
Trail Traffic: Moderate
Trip Type: Day Hike
More Information:

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
107 Park Headquarters Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-1200

Highlights:

The Great Smoky Mountains get more annual visitors than any other National Park in the U.S., but surprisingly most people never see the backcountry which has some of the most pristine wilderness in the Southeast. On this hike, we started at Deep Gap Campground and took the Deep Creek Horse Trail past the scenic Tom Branch Falls and on to Indian Creek Falls. The trail is wide and flat having obviously been an old road or railroad bed at one time, and the gradual incline on the Deep Creek Horse Trail makes this an easy hike for children of all ages. In addition to two waterfalls, Deep Creek offers some excellent views closer to Indian Creek as the trail climbs high above the mountain stream that bears its name.


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