Special Places

Panthertown Valley

Often referred to as the “Yosemite of the East,” Panthertown boasts massive, soaring 800-foot rock cliffs. Panthertown Valley protects the pristine headwaters of the Tuckasegee River near the rugged Devil’s Elbow gorge. Panthertown is a hiking and mountain biking mecca with an extensive trail network. Exceptional trout streams also abound in Panthertown. A rare bog along Panthertown Creek provides unique habitat for wildlife, and trails to the summit of Big Green and Little Green Mountains offer spectacular views of the valley. Waterfalls on Greenland Creek and Panthertown Creek are popular destinations, and a 250-foot waterfall cascades through Bonas Defeat Gorge.

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Popular activities in Panthertown Valley

paddling

Paddling

hiking

Hiking

backpacking

backpacking

running

Running

swimming

Swimming

equestrian

Equestrian

old growth

Old-Growth

climbing

Climbing

rare species

Rare Species

biking

Biking

fishing

Fishing

scenic views

Scenic Views