Indian Creek Falls Trail

Indian Creek Falls Trail is an easy walk to the beautiful Indian Creek Falls

Indian Creek Falls Trail is a 1.6 mile round trip hike.  First of all, this flat trail leads to the beautiful Indian Creek Falls.  The falls cascade 60 feet down a series of ledges into a wide pool.  You will have an opportunity to view two beautiful waterfalls in the Deep 
Creek area.  

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Indian Creek Falls Trail.  Image courtesy of

The roundtrip distance to the waterfalls is 1.6 miles

This hike is an easy one. It takes about 1-2 hours to make it to the waterfalls and back. You will want to carry drinking water with you.

Be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes. Bicycles are permitted on this section of the Deep Creek Trail.

Water recreation is not recommended in the national park. Do not climb on rocks, around waterfalls, or along riverbanks. Most noteworthy, these rocks are slippery due to mist and algae. Closely supervise children at all times.

Most noteworthy, black bears are sometimes active in this area. 


Take Deep Creek Trail 0.7 mile to the junction with Indian Creek Trail. On your way you can view a majestic, 60′ high waterfall, Tom Branch Falls, which is on the far side of Deep Creek. Turn right at the junction with Indian Creek Trail and continue approximately 200′ to Indian Creek Falls. The falls are 25 feet in height.

From Gatlinburg, drive into the National Park.  After passing Sugarlands Visitor Center on your right, continue straight and travel through the National Park. When you reach the intersection of Route 441 and Route 19 in Cherokee, turn right on Route 19 and continue for 10 miles to Bryson City. Turn right onto Everett and continue for 0.2 miles to Bryson Street. Turn right onto Bryson Street and continue for 0.2 miles. Take your third left, which is Ramseur Street. Make your second right, which is Deep Creek Road. Continue on Deep Creek Road for 2.8 miles to the Indian Creek Falls trailhead.  You will enter the park 0.5 miles prior to arriving at the trailhead.

Pets are not allowed on this trail.

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