26. Deep Creek Trail Loop

Due to its close proximity to Bryson City and the Deep Creek Campground and picnic areas, this trail is popular with tubers and hikers alike. Beginning at Indian Creek Trail, equestrians also may use the trail.


25. Juney Whank Falls Loop

As you approach Juney Whank Falls, a footbridge allows you to experience the 90’ tall waterfall up close. A bench built into the footbridge is a nice place to sit and cool off while taking in the waterfall.


What to Do If You Encounter a Black Bear

While planning your vacation to the Smokies, you will probably book a campsite, cabin, or hotel, choose which live shows you want to see in nearby cities, and determine which zip line or riding stable has the best deals. You also need to plan what you will do if and when you encounter a bear.


Oconaluftee Mountain Farm Museum and Mingus Mill

OCONALUFTEE, NC (GSMNP) - Rather than lose the local mountain culture to the past, land was set aside so farm homes, barns, meat houses, and other remnants of the farm life would live on. The Oconaluftee Mountain Farm Museum was born.

The buildings were moved from their original locations throughout the Smoky Mountains and brought together in one place. As you wander around the grounds, you will see original structures and a few reproductions.


Clingman’s Dome

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK - Clingman’s Dome is the highest elevation mountain in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the third highest mountain east of the Mississippi River. Rising to 6,643 feet above sea level, the observation tower provides a 360° view of the surrounding area. On a clear day, you may see as many as five states, up to 100 miles away.

The 45-feet tall observation tower was built in 1959 to allow visitors an opportunity to see the mountains and valleys with an unobstructed view.

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