Indian Creek Falls, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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  • Follow Deep Creek for less than a mile. On the way there you will pass Toms' Branch Falls. On the way back, you might consider taking a detour up the hill to Juney Whank Falls. If you go to Juney Whan...  more »
  • What I believe was the best of the three falls along the Deep Creek Trailhead. This waterfall is approximately 0.8 mile from the parking lot along a fairly smooth trail with mildly moderate upgrade un...  more »
  • EASY HIKE 0.7 mile to a nice waterfall. Walk an additional 200 feet to see the rapids above the waterfall from a wooden bridge. Along the walk/hike you also pass by Tom Branch Falls on the far side of...  more »
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  • This is a little longer hike to get to than the others but it is past the cutoff for where tubers can put in so it's a little more peaceful. It was a little nerve racking with young children because the trail rises steeply 75-100 feet from the creek along much of the path and our kids kept wanting to walk near the edge.
  • Beautiful falls in a great area of the park. Two other falls are nearby, and the hike is pretty easy.
  • As a child, I stared in wonder as the "grown-ups" bravely climbed to the top of Indian Creek Falls and slid down them, splashing into Indian Creek below with nary an injury. I couldn't wait to grow up and be able to join them! Now that I am grown, climbing and sliding the falls aren't allowed, but I still have just as good a time as I did as a child. You can access the falls from the Deep Creek Campground parking area. Hike north along Deep Creek, crossing a few bridges. When you reach the intersection of Deep Creek and Indian Creek, you'll make a right and reach the falls about 150 feet later.
  • Easy hike for the family.
  • Great trail

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Where to stay in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park, choose between developed campgrounds where you can pitch your tent by your car and access restrooms and showers, or more primitive vehicle-accessed campgrounds. The park also offers accommodations in a permanent structure at LeConte Lodge, which is accessible via five different hiking trails. (There is no car access; you must hike in to use this lodge.) For a wider array of lodging options, stay in Gatlinburg. Serving primarily as a resort gateway to the park, the town offers various styles of accommodation, from national chain hotels to mountain lodges to small inns. Most places lie within 8 km (5 mi) of the park's entrance.
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