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Panthertown Wilderness Area Salt Rock to Schoolhouse Falls

nc

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Distance: 11.1 miles


Very nice area! Waterfalls, cascades, and wonderful vistas. A map and compass are imperative. Parking lot was overflowing when we arrived yet once several miles in we did not see but a few other people.
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With the limited amount of information about the area one thing was correct, no matter what map you had there are trails out there that are not on the map! This area desprerately needs a few trail maekings. Nothing crazy but I do not trust orange marking tape which is often used by hunters and others that go off trail. We ran into this several times and it was not at all comforting.

All in all it was a great weekend. The trails are in need of some TLC but it made it feel a little bit more rustic. The multipurpose trails are heavily used and are wide and easy to travel. The side trails that are hiker only tend to be strenuous but provide a great adventure.

 

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