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Asheville: Panthertown Valley Loop

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.”

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I-26 E to NC 280 W to US 64 W. Continue 27.1 mi. after Brevard, NC. Turn R onto Cedar Creek Rd. In 2.2 mi., turn R onto Breedlove Rd. (USFS Panthertown sign). Park 3.5 mi. later @ trailhead.

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