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blue Indian Creek to Deep Creek Loop

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10.6 mile 17.0 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,697' 517 m
Descent: -1,687' -514 m
High: 3,454' 1,053 m
Low: 1,817' 554 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

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Trail shared by Matt Kirby

A great 10-ish mile loop in Deep Creek Campground in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Matt Kirby

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

Indian Creek Motor Trail is a low traveled trail in the popular Deep Creek area. So enjoy about 6 miles of hiking solitude. As you get closer to Deep Creek, you'll begin seeing tourists and hikers.

Description

I recommend the NG GSMNP trail map #229 for more details.

Begin by leaving the Deep Creek Trail parking lot; you'll cross a stone bridge and head up a forest service gravel road for 1 mile. The Indian Creek Motor Trailhead will be on your left; pass through forest service gate and begin the climb up toward the junction with Thomas Divide Trail (4 miles).

Once your crest the hill, you'll head toward Deep Plow Gap Trail (1.8 miles). Stay on Indian Creek Trail heading toward Deep Creek Trailhead for 3.7 miles. Follow signs to the Deep Creek Trailhead/Parking Lot to finish out the loop.

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