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Asheville: Panthertown Valley Loop

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Distance: 4.7 miles


On this 5.6-miler, see the rare granite domes and lively waterfalls that earned this Nantahala National Forest valley the nickname "Yosemite of the East."
  • Granny Burrell Falls
  • View from Little Green Mountain
  • View from Little Green Mountain
  • Sandy Trail
  • Schoolhouse Falls
  • Salt Rock View
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M.J.
Mar 28, 2013

Better bring a compass and a decent map when you venture into Panthertown. It's pretty easy to get turned around in here. There are literally hundreds of trails and footpaths criss-crossing this dense, 8300 acre wilderness.

Burt Kornegay's "A Guide's Guide To Panthertown" is said to be the best, but even with this map in hand, you may still find yourself scratching your head from time to time.

If you can find (and follow) it, I highly recommend the Greenland Creek Trail for its stunning waterfalls and virtual solitude. You can short-cut this trail by taking Deep Gap Trail from the East entrance. Greenland Creek Trail is a right-hand turn at the fork.

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