The Deep Creek area is celebrated for its streams and waterfalls. Hikers can choose from several loop hikes leading to the waterfalls. Mountain bikers can take advantage of one of the few park trails where bicycles are permitted.
• Bicycling: Bicycles are allowed on Deep Creek and Indian Creek trails to the points where the old roadbeds end and the trail treads begin.
There are several designated backcountry campsites along Deep Creek Trail.
• Picnicking: There is a sizable picnic area with restrooms and changing rooms available. The picnic area is open year-round. The pavilion may be reserved by calling (877) 444-6777 or visiting https://www.recreation.gov
Directions: To get to Deep Creek, head to Bryson City, NC and follow the signs three miles to Deep Creek.
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Last updated: August 8, 2022