Panthertown Loop

based on 7 tracks & routes #71 hike out of 88 in
7.2 mi
4 hrs 1 min
469 ft
Elev Gain


This popular hike provides visitors with a good overview of Panthertown, a notable backcountry area within the Nantahala National Forest. It features Little Green Mountain (with spectacular views), Schoolhouse Falls, Macs Falls, Greenland Creek Falls, and Granny Burrell Falls before looping back to the parking area.

Getting Started

From NC 107 in Lake Glenville, NC follow Cedar Creek Road to its intersection with Breedlove Road. Turn left on Breedlove Road and follow it to the parking area where the road ends at Salt Rock Gap. Depending on the current condition of the road a high clearance vehicle may be needed for the last mile or so.

Taking Children

The hike is appropriate for older children. Use caution around the waterfalls and on the cliffs of Little Green Mountain.

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Public Tracks

There are no published trips for this hike. There are 7 private trips.

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