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Juney Whank Falls

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 4.0 (4) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

An easily accessible, short, mellow loop that climbs to the two-part, 90 foot Juney Whank Falls.


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0.6

Miles

0.9

KM

Loop

1,953' 595 m

High

1,828' 557 m

Low

122' 37 m

Up

125' 38 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs No Dogs

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

Family Friendly While there are steep sections of this trail, it's short with plenty of benches for breaks and the falls are a perfect family goal.

Overview

This 0.6 mile loop is a remarkably rewarding and straightforward option for a hike packed with stream crossings, beautiful forest, and a lovely waterfall.

Need to Know

Please don't climb the rocks around the waterfall—they're wet, algae covered, and quite slippery!

Description

Head to the Deep Creek Campground and drive through the campground to the well-signed parking lot at the end of the road where you'll find the Deep Creek Trail. Start hiking up the Juney Whank Falls Trail, which you'll follow for the majority of the route.

The trail ascends the hillside, winding through thick trees before arriving at the the falls. There's a log bridge that crosses right in the middle of the two cascades, offering excellent, up-close views of the water as it passes below the bridge and down into Deep Creek. After enjoying the falls, continue along Juney Whank Falls Trail until it reaches Deep Creek Trail. Turn right to return to the trailhead. If you'd like a longer hike, you can easily extend your outing on any of the trails in the area—including up the Deep Creek Trail to Tom Branch Falls and Indian Creek Falls.

While this is accessible year-round, it makes for an excellent summer venture because of the shade and water access.

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  4.0 from 4 votes

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in Deep Creek

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Heading to Juney Whank Falls on a perfect fall day.
Jul 27, 2016 near Bryson…, NC
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Jun 19, 2021
Tom Herr
Short loop to enjoy the waterfall halfway through. Deep Creek area is busy and beautiful. 0.6mi
May 27, 2021
Caitlin Poore
Went past cut back to parking lot and travelled along deep creek for a while. Saw the falls
Apr 21, 2021
Jodi K
Planning for the whole 3 Waterfalls Loop this morning 2.4mi — 7h 30m
Jun 18, 2020
Stephanie Dagen