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Tom Branch Falls

West Deep Creek Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
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Easy hike to a beautiful waterfall

You can't find too much easier of a hike to view a waterfall. A wide, flat trail led us to this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
stacymh12
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Toccoa, Georgia
Beautiful, tall falls along a short, flat hiking trail

The falls are about a half-mile from the parking lot. The trail is flat, and it follows Deep... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
Kathy D
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West Deep Creek Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can't find too much easier of a hike to view a waterfall. A wide, flat trail led us to this beauty right off the trail. We arrived later in the day, so there weren't a ton of people there. It was a very nice...More

Thank stacymh12
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The falls are about a half-mile from the parking lot. The trail is flat, and it follows Deep Creek. What surprised me was watching the people who were tubing down stream past the falls - - They didn't seem to notice the waterfall as they...More

Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 19 April 2017

From the parking lot for the Deep Creek Trailhead (located just above the campground on the north end of W. Deep Creek Rd, Bryson City, NC) take the main trail approximately 0,2 miles along a fairly smooth trail (strollers with small children may be pushed...More

1  Thank Tim L
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Wide, gravel road to walk to the falls (two other falls in the immediate area). No pets (several people did not realize this). Nice falls coming into the river with areas to sit and enter the river.

1  Thank Travis M
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We visited several of these falls, all within about 4 miles of Bryson City where we were staying. We went for a long walk in the morning, and felt like a much shorter one in the afternoon, and these waterfalls were the perfect choice. Of...More

Thank scootermac
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Nice little hike. There's benches to sit and look at the falls. Very nice. Clear water and relaxing sound.

Thank jporter704
Reviewed 25 August 2016

If you read my previous review of Juney Whank, you'll know I'm fluffy and out of shape. Well, we had just completed Juney Whank and decided since we were there, we'd do Tom Branch and Indian Creek Falls. The walk was flat and wide, enough...More

2  Thank Peter's_Lady
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Very easy hike to the falls and you get to see people tubing along the way. Worth the hike to see the falls!

Thank mountaingirlatheart3
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Tom Branch Falls is the easiest of three waterfalls in the Deep Creek area of the Smoky Mountains National Park. While there was not much water flowing down the falls the day I went, it's still a short and pleasurable hike on a wide and...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Went hiking first to see falls, then proceeded to rent tubes. So much fun! One of the highlights of our trip!!!!

Thank DempsL
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