Tom Branch Falls

Tom Branch Falls

A multi-tiered cascading slide, with a few free-falling sections. One drops almost directly into Deep Creek, flowing by at the base of the falls. The waterfall is quite picturesque, and often quite crowded with sightseers, swimmers, and tubers - especially on a warm summer day. Visit on a winter weekday for the best chance at a peaceful observation or a rainy summer day for the best photo conditions.


  • Height: 60
  • Elevation: 1850 ft
  • Stream: Tom Branch
  • Landowner: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • GPS: 35.466725, -83.429917


Driving Directions

Follow the signs to the national park through downtown Bryson City to Deep Creek Campground. From the Deep Creek hiker parking area (past the picnic area on the entrance road), walk about 0.2 mi up the main trail to a view of Tom Branch Falls on the right, across Deep Creek.