Big Creek Trail

#93 of 161 trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Big Creek Trail is a 10.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Waynesville, NC that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

10.5 miles 1299 feet Out & Back
kid friendly birding hiking mountain biking nature trips walking forest views wild flowers
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Barbara Carr
5 months ago

5 Completed4 Reviews

This trail was beautiful. Water was beside us the whole hike up. Not to steep. Lots of stones on path that tripped you up most of the time, so you need to wear good shoes. But overall, we would do it again. Loved it!!!!

Jessica Trent
3 years ago

10 Completed8 Reviews

Big Creek is beautiful! The water was high and moving very fast due to all the rain and snow melt and it was so clean and clear. I spotted several places that would make great swimming holes and picnic spots and the campgrounds at the end looked very welcoming. This trail would make a nice outing for families with kids and/or older folks. I look forward to seeing what it's like during the warmer months and hopefully do some swimming and camping!