“This trail connects Thomas Divide Trail and Indian Creek Trail.
— David Hitchcock
River/Creek · Wildflowers
Closed when the entrance to Deep Creek Ranger station/Campground is closed. Smokies road information can be found at twitter.com/smokiesroadsnps or by calling (865) 436-1200 and dialing extension 2, 2.
The trailhead is located 1.1 miles from the start of the Thomas Divide Trail
on the Galbraith Creek Road. The trail loses 500 feet of elevation in just 0.9 miles, so get ready for a lot of running downhill, or climbing if you come from Indian Creek Trail
The trail starts to descend from the Thomas Divide Trail
and crosses a shallow creek via a rock hop. Then the trail descends through a stream bed that can be slippery. When the trail arrives at Indian Creek, a 25 foot log allows the trail to cross the creek with relative ease. The trail finally levels out for the last 0.1 mile as it approaches the Indian Creek Trail
A left turn onto Indian Creek Trail
brings you to Deep Creek Campground in 1.2 miles. If you turn right, you can run along Indian Creek Trail
toward Campsite #46.
More information on this trail and others can be found in Hiking Trails of the Smokies
Flora & Fauna
Flowering dogwoods and mountain laurel can be found along the trail.
Several varieties of wildflowers can be found in the cool coves along this trail.