Panthertown Valley

Please consider subscribing to my YouTube Channel Panthertown Valley, often referred to as “the Yosemite of the East”, is a popular 6,295 acre backcountry recreation area. Located in Nantahala National Forest, Panthertown Valley has thirty miles of U.S. Forest Service designated trails. Visitors can enjoy deep gorges and broad valleys, mountain bogs and granitic rock domes, tranquil creeks and numerous waterfalls. Our one night backpacking trip starts at Salt Rock, the west entrance to Panthertown Valley, on the Blackrock Trail. Then we follow Overlook Trail to a rock outcropping with a fantastic view of Pantertown Valley. Next we take Powerline Road to an unnamed trail down to Warden’s Falls. After lunch at the falls we continue on Powerline Road to Panthertown Valley Trail to Little Green Trail and find a great campsite below Schoolhouse Falls. On the second day we take Panthertown Valley Trail back to Salt Rock.