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Deep Creek is on the North Carolina side of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and this also makes it a less visited area of the national park compared to other areas.

 

And for Deep Creek waterfalls, Juney Whank Falls is one of the waterfalls you can see in the Smoky Mountains!

Waterfalls to see on Juney Whank Loop Trail to Juney Whank Falls. waterfall hike. Best waterfalls in NC smoky mountains. smokies travel blog

Waterfalls to see on Juney Whank Loop Trail to Juney Whank Falls. waterfall hike. Best waterfalls in NC smoky mountains. smokies travel blog

Waterfalls to see on Juney Whank Loop Trail to Juney Whank Falls. waterfall hike. Best waterfalls in NC smoky mountains. smokies travel blog

 

 

 

Basics about the trail to Juney Whank Falls

Juney Whank Loop Trail to Juney Whank Falls. waterfall hike. Best waterfalls in NC smoky mountains. smokies travel blog

Juney Whank Loop Trail to Juney Whank Falls. waterfall hike. Best waterfalls in NC smoky mountains. smokies travel blog

 

This is a pretty short waterfall hike in the Smoky Mountains, if you were to only hike to June Whank Falls. (And not the other waterfalls in the area.) If you were to go directly to Juney Whank Falls and back, it’s a mostly leisurely stroll, although it’s not a completely hill-free hike and you’ll feel the steepness a little bit. But since this trail is short, it’s not that bad.

You’ll take the Juney Whank Loop Trail to get to Juney Whank Falls.

The distance of this hiking trail to Juney Whank Falls is around 0.6 miles round trip.

You can complete this walk in 20-30 minutes (10-15 minutes to get there), but you may want to continue your waterfall hike by hiking to the other area waterfalls too.

You can very well just hike to Juney Whank Falls and it will make for a nice nature walk through a forest. Many people also visit 2 more waterfalls alongside a visit to Juney Whank Falls.

You can keep walking the trail past Juney Whank Falls, and a little further along you can follow the signs to end up on the Deep Creek Trail. This trail will then have you on a nice riverside stroll (creekside stroll) that can feel like a nice nature walk to Tom Branch Falls first, and then onwards to Indian Creek Falls.

The trailhead is located in the Deep Creek area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

If you’re coming from Gatlinburg, the drive to the Deep Creek trailhead is around a 1.5 hour drive.

Your destination for google maps can be the Deep Creek Trail trailhead or the Deep Creek trailhead parking. The Deep Creek trailhead is located right near the Juney Whank Loop trailhead.

 

 

No dogs on the trail to Juney Whank Falls

Are dogs allowed on trail to Juney Whank Falls. Pet friendly waterfall hike? smokies travel blog

 

In general, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is not a pet-friendly park when it comes to hiking trails. Pets are not allowed on the vast majority of hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains, and that includes the Juney Whank Loop Trail that takes you to the waterfalls.

 

 

Toilet near the trail to Juney Whank Falls

Toilet bathroom near Juney Whank Falls and other nearby waterfalls. NC waterfalls. Smokies travel blog

 

The Deep Creek campground is located right near the Deep Creek parking lot, and that’s the bathroom I used. It has modern bathroom facilities.

 

 

Parking near the trail to Juney Whank Falls

Parking for Juney Whank Falls and other waterfalls. NC waterfalls. Smokies travel blog

 

There is a good size parking lot right next to the Juney Whank Loop trailhead.

 

Parking for Juney Whank Falls loop trailhead and other waterfalls. NC waterfalls. Smokies travel blog

 

 

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And now…

PHOTOS for a little bit of what to expect when hiking in the Deep Creek area on the trail to Juney Whank Falls!

I hiked to Juney Whank Falls in late September 2020. Pictures are from that time.

And as you will see, even though it’s a short hike, there are a number of trail signs posted so it’ll be hard to lose your way getting to Juney Whank Falls! 

 

Juney Whank Loop Trail to Juney Whank Falls, trailhead start location. NC waterfalls. Smokies travel blog

Juney Whank Loop Trail to Juney Whank Falls, trailhead start location. NC waterfalls. Smokies travel blog

Juney Whank Loop Trail to Juney Whank Falls, to Deep Creek horse trail. NC waterfalls. Smokies travel blog
Juney Whank Loop Trail to Deep Creek Horse Trail, 0.1 miles.
Juney Whank Loop Trail to Juney Whank Falls, 0.3 miles.

 

Juney Whank Loop Trail to Juney Whank Falls. NC waterfalls. Smokies travel blog

Cascades on Juney Whank Loop Trail to Juney Whank Falls. NC waterfalls. Smokies travel blog

Cascades on Juney Whank Loop Trail to Juney Whank Falls. NC waterfalls. Smokies travel blog

Juney Whank Loop Trail to Juney Whank Falls. NC waterfalls. Smokies travel blog

Juney Whank Loop Trail to Juney Whank Falls. NC waterfalls. Smokies travel blog

Juney Whank Loop Trail to Juney Whank Falls, to Noland Divide Trail. NC waterfalls. Smokies travel blog

Juney Whank Loop Trail to Juney Whank Falls. NC waterfalls. Smokies travel blog

Juney Whank Loop Trail to Juney Whank Falls. NC waterfalls. Smokies travel blog

Juney Whank Loop Trail to Juney Whank Falls. NC waterfalls. Smokies travel blog

Juney Whank Loop Trail to Juney Whank Falls. NC waterfalls. Smokies travel blog

Juney Whank Loop Trail to Juney Whank Falls. NC waterfalls. Smokies travel blog

Juney Whank Loop Trail to Juney Whank Falls. NC waterfalls. Smokies travel blog

Safety tips for Juney Whank Loop Trail to Juney Whank Falls. NC waterfalls. Smokies travel blog

Juney Whank Loop Trail to Juney Whank Falls. NC waterfalls. Smokies travel blog

 

And you’ve made it to the waterfalls!

 

Juney Whank Falls waterfalls arrive time on Juney Whank Loop Trail. NC waterfalls. Smokies travel blog

Juney Whank Falls waterfalls in NC smoky mountains, juney whank loop trail. smokies travel blog

Juney Whank Falls waterfalls in NC smoky mountains, juney whank loop trail. smokies travel blog

Juney Whank Falls waterfalls in NC smoky mountains, juney whank loop trail. smokies travel blog

 

And then once you’ve taken in the views of Juney Whank Falls, you can head back the way you came.

Or, you can head continue on the path walking in the same direction to connect to the Deep Creek Trail to see Tom Branch Falls!

 

Juney Whank loop trail to deep creek trail. NC smoky mountains. smokies travel blog

Juney Whank loop trail to deep creek trail. NC smoky mountains. smokies travel blog

Juney Whank loop trail to deep creek trail. NC smoky mountains. smokies travel blog

Juney Whank loop trail to deep creek trail. NC smoky mountains. smokies travel blog

Juney Whank loop trail to deep creek trail. NC smoky mountains. smokies travel blog

Juney Whank loop trail to deep creek trail. NC smoky mountains. smokies travel blog

Juney Whank loop trail to deep creek trail. NC smoky mountains. smokies travel blog

Juney Whank loop trail to deep creek trail. NC smoky mountains. smokies travel blog

Juney Whank loop trail to deep creek trail. NC smoky mountains. smokies travel blog

Juney Whank loop trail to deep creek trail. NC smoky mountains. smokies travel blog

Juney Whank loop trail to deep creek trail. NC smoky mountains. smokies travel blog

Juney Whank loop trail to deep creek trail. NC smoky mountains. smokies travel blog

Juney Whank loop trail to deep creek trail. NC smoky mountains. smokies travel blog

How to get to Tom Branch Falls from Juney Whank loop trail. NC smoky mountains. smokies travel blog

 

 

And that’s a bit of what it’s like on the hike to Juney Whank Falls and more waterfalls!

 

Be sure to see the list of more great waterfall hikes in the Smoky Mountains!

Popular scenic areas of the Smoky Mountains with waterfalls:

 

HAPPY HIKING THE TRAIL TO JUNEY WHANK FALLS!

 

Waterfalls to see on Juney Whank Loop Trail to Juney Whank Falls. waterfall hike. Best waterfalls in NC smoky mountains. smokies travel blog

 

 

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Best shoes for hiking in the Smoky Mountains

You will want good shoes for hiking in the Smoky Mountains.

In general, the best shoes for hiking in the Smoky Mountains will be hiking boots (more ideal) or trail running shoes (more versatile for everyday activities compared to hiking boots but still will give you advantages compared to regular shoes).

I liked wearing my hiking boots for the thicker soles (good on rocky trails) and the waterproof (water resistant) nature of them.

They were especially helpful on rainy day hikes to keep my shoes (and socks!) dry! They are also better to be walking on mud compared to regular shoes.

On rougher terrain (like the trails that are a bit rougher with more rocks), hiking boots are more ideal so you won't feel it on the bottoms of your feet as much.

If you want shoes that can work out better as everyday "out and about" kind of shoes, then you might like trail running shoes better! Trail running shoes are a little more durable than regular shoes, so they can also work out as good hiking shoes. Trail running shoes are a bit lighter weight and less bulky compared to hiking boots.

Shoe fit is very important for your feet! Be sure to break in your new shoes by walking around the neighborhood and/or at the grocery store before you go on your "big hike" in the Smoky Mountains!

Shop for hiking boots: Merrell is popular and known as a good quality outdoor shoe brand for hiking

Shop for trail running shoes: Salomon is popular and known as a good quality outdoor shoe brand for trail running