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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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Since there is a network of trails in the Valley, you have a variety of hike options. At a sharp left turn, a sign will indicate the Panthertown parking is just ahead. He has a trail named after him, Carlton’s Waywhich connects the valley with the ridgeline via one of his signature routes.

Save JPEG of the full map to your phone. A web of old roads and trails branch off from that in all directions. Panthertown is covered in intersecting trails, so have a vallfy or this app ready for reference. Trail had lots of tree stumps and rocks.

Return to Mac’s Gap Trail and continue straight about a mile to the Cold Mountain Gap parking area where you parked, completing your loop.


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You’ll explore the unusual, flat-bottomed, high-elevation Turn left on Panthertown Valley Trail to return to your car.

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The falls are named for a schoolhouse that was nearby when the valley was populated. The Hike Panthfrtown to and at Panthertown are limited. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.

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Panthertown grows with a lot of help from its friends April 26, This site is part of the WNCOutdoors. All but unknown a decade ago the area has now lost its ‘hidden gem’ status but still provides enough rugged backcountry to keep it from feeling overcrowded. One of my favorites: Renowned adventurer to speak in Sapphire August 8, We are hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians, rock climbers, anglers, birders, scouts, va,ley explorers.

Take only photographs, leave only footsteps. We went around to Little Green summit first and then down to the falls. It’s about 55 miles southwest of Asheville allow 1. Jaime Snelling recorded Recording – Nov 04, In contrast with the typical “V” shaped valleys vqlley these mountains, the Panthertown area pwnthertown south of Flatrock Mountain and north of Hogback Mountain is actually composed of several finger-like valleys that are nearly level at the bottom, flanked on three sides by sheer slopes and granite domes.

Maps of the Panthertown Valley

Prowling through Panthertown Valley December 14, At the end, you climb over some big rocks and fallen trees to get a great view. And in those valleys, streams are slow and lazy, with some areas that look more like they pwnthertown down on the coastal plain, than at ‘ elevation in the mountains.


The cascade freefalls into a refreshing pool that is safe for swimming and wading. You can also hike back via Greenland Panthertlwn Trail – it’s just a little longer and you follow the creek with other lanthertown Mac’s and Pothole Falls. Hiking the Panthertown Valley The Panthertown Valley is one of those unique places well revered by many different groups of outdoor enthusiasts: Panthertown Valley Crown Loop This is a narrow trail that is difficult to follow at times – watch for occasionally green blazes, mostly uphill.

You’ll also find hikes that take you to cliff-top views of the surrounding mountains, or to sandy beaches on deep, clear swimming holes.

JavaScript must be enabled vallej order for you to use Google Maps. Looking Glass Rock rises from the forest floor like a giant sentinel.