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.