Juney Whank Falls Loop

Location: North Carolina
Trip Starts: Deep Creek
Trip Ends: Deep Creek
Total Distance: 0.7 mile
Hike Type: Roundtrip, Loop Hike
Hike Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Trails Used: Juney Whank Falls Trail
Trail Traffic: Moderate
Trip Type: Day or Overnight
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
107 Park Headquarters Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-1200


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. 

This is an easy loop hike that starts at Deep Creek, goes past Juney Whank Falls then loops back to the starting point. Juney Whank is a Cherokee phrase which means “place where the bear passes.” We didn’t see any bear, but saw plenty of day hikers. Still there are great views of the falls from a footbridge on the trail.

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