Panthertown Valley. TR mi. Deep Gap. TR mi. Blackrock. TR mi. Rattlesnake Knob. TR mi. Green Valley. TR mi. Find many scenic places in Panthertown Valley in Nantahala National Forest in the North Carolina mountains Take a map or print the one for this hike below. Hike to Schoolhouse Falls in Panthertown Valley in Nantahala National Forest in the North Begin the hike to the right of the kiosk with a posted trail map.

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The land in the area was sold from a private developer, R. The trail was super muddy and waterlogged, so wear your waterproof shoes. Explore 30 miles of maintained and marked trails where you can vallej, bike or ride a horse. Beautiful fall foliage right now also! At a sharp left turn, a sign will indicate the Panthertown parking is just ahead.

Trails | Friends of Panthertown

The valley contains a network of hiking trails that travel to a variety of popular destinations within this acre tract of high-elevation Forest Service land. Turn right on Cedar Creek Road, go 2. The entire 4 hours we were in the area we only saw 4 other groups of people which made the experience even more perfect. I’d mqp going the extra half mile from schoolhouse falls to the vallye of green mountain for a great view.

HikeWNC provides an older list with descriptions of some of the most popular trails in Panthertown Valley. The falls are named for a schoolhouse that was nearby when the valley was populated.

WNCOutdoors data is made freely available under the Open Database License – you are free to copy and use it for any purpose unde the terms of that license summary. The hardest part of the trail was the climb to the summit of Little Green Mountain after Schoolhouse Falls, but it really wasn’t too tough.


I really love the variety of this hike and all vallet paths off the trail that you are able to take. The falls makes a good swimming spot.

You are commenting using pantherotwn Facebook account. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. There are several side trails that take you to the falls for a closer view. This site is part of the WNCOutdoors. Take only photographs, leave only footsteps. Can you hunt small game?

Panthertown Valley Crown Loop, Jackson County () – dwhike

The headwaters of the Tuckaseegee River and the east fork of Little Tennessee River create biologically diverse habitats for pnathertown and rare plants. I would like to volunteer! And like other areas including Graveyard Fields and the Smokies, fires started in the leftover logging debris and raged through the valley.

It’s panthertosn most popular of the many waterfalls in Panthertown Valley in the Nantahala National Forest, located in Jackson County 55 miles from Asheville. Forest Service trails for hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians to enjoy in Nantahala National Forest. Headwaters Half Marathon in Panthertown December 1st, Trails lead to the tops of both mountains. Off the beaten path trail with views and valle. Box 51 Cashiers, NC www. Several loops can be made utilizing different sections of trails.

Here is our interactive GPS map of the valley with downloadable data.

Take Cedar Creek Road for 2. This is the group primarily responsible for the trail maintenance and signage in the valley, and they’ve done val,ey fantastic job!


Using this app definitely helped guide me back on track. I took a guided hike led by the conservation group. Definitely worth every effort. See above directions to NCexcept continue past on US 64 for 8 miles. This section is about a mile. Be careful since this side trails can be slippery! Using common sense, you can find some excellent sites in the pnthertown valleys, close enough to the waterfalls to soothe you panthertoan sleep at night. This time, however, it was my intention to tie everything into one big loop Download a PDF of trails map.

Native Americans hunted and fished this and almost every other valley in the mountains. Some areas North of the main Panthertown pantherton are open to limited timber harvest, but they are not in the area where most people visit.

For more maps, including information about printed publications, see our Panthertown Valley maps page.

Schoolhouse Falls, Panthertown Valley

We are hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians, rock climbers, anglers, birders, scouts, and explorers. Ranger Office There are no facilities, ranger offices or visitor centers at Panthertown. An amazing place with great campsites, hiking and views. You are commenting using your WordPress. Great hike with views of two waterfalls plus two more that we decided not to do this day because of a late start.

Turn left on Little Green Trail Pantherttown Falls Waterfall Hike: Go to their website. Great hike, and worth the view from the top. They also offer recommendations on places to go hiking and camping in Panthertown.