Indian Creek Falls is actually more of a water slide than a true waterfall. It is 45 feet.
The other 2 falls are each 80 feet.
We arrived at these falls by way of the Deep Creek Trail, which was one of the first trails constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the newly legislated (June 15, 1934) Great Smoky National Park. This part of the park is just a few miles from Bryson City (see Day 1336).
Today, the park bearing the name of the Smoky Mountains encompasses more than 800 square miles. Just over half of this landmass lies within the state of North Carolina, with the rest in Tennessee. The park boasts 750 miles of trails, including 71 miles of the Appalachian Trail which runs along the crest of the Smokies.
The creek’s gentle gradient, plus the fact that while it may be shallow (12-18 inches) it is deep by Smokies standards, making it ideal for floating downstream on a tube.
As you can see, although North Carolina has a high infection rate of the China Virus, everyone practices social distancing and the wearing of face masks.
Part of our hike to the falls took us on a horse trial. Barbara said the horse that left these droppings is 45 minutes ahead of us.
She determined this by noting the temperature as she squished through her fingers.
I will leave that thought with you until next time.