Juney Whank Falls Trail
ElevationAscent: 124' 38 m
Descent: -106' -32 m
High: 1,955' 596 m
Low: 1,830' 558 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)
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“A short and beautiful trail offering great views of the Juney Whank Falls.”— Max Willner
Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife
Shortly into the trail, runners will soon hear the falls before they reach them. Eventually, they'll reach a small footbridge with a great view of Juney Whank Falls. The falls are about 50' tall. Please be careful, though, as the rocks around the fall can be very slippery.
For runners looking for a longer loop, they can take the Deep Creek Horse Trail, then turn right on Deep Creek Trail back to the parking area.
Flora & Fauna
As for local fauna, black bears are common in the area, along with white-tailed deer and 31 species of salamanders.
Birdwatchers can spot a variety of species, notably the northern flicker (Colaptes auratus) and red-eyed vireo (Vireo olivaceus).
For more information on black bears, refer to this webpage.
Land Manager: NPS - Great Smoky Mountains National Park