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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Panthertown Valley is one of the most spectacular areas in the southeast with cascading waterfalls, trout streams, panoramic views, sheer granite cliffs, the headwaters and the east fork of the Tuckaseegee River, and biologically diverse habitats for wildlife and rare plant species.

      Panthertown Valley, often referred to as “the Yosemite of the East”, is a popular 6,295 acre backcountry recreation area. Panthertown has more than thirty miles of U.S. Forest Service backcountry roads and trails in the Nantahala National Forest. Visitors can enjoy deep gorges and broad valleys, mountain bogs and granitic rock domes, tranquil creeks and plunging waterfalls.

      Because of its outstanding geologic formations, forests, streams and native plant life, Panthertown is designated as a Blue Ridge National Heritage Area natural heritage site and by The Wilderness Society as one of North Carolina’s Mountain Treasures.
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      Region Details
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      • 7

      Region Status
      Open as of Aug 4, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      11
      Trails Mountain Bike
      10
      Trails Hike
      11
      Trails Trail Running
      11
      Trails Horse
      7
      Total Distance
      26 miles
      Total Descent
      4,266 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,162 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,433 ft
      Reports
      8
      Photos
      18
      Ridden Counter
      218

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance

      Photos of Panthertown Valley Mountain Bike

      10 |
      Jun 21, 2020 @ 7:37pm
      Jun 21, 2020
      17 |
      Jun 21, 2020 @ 7:36pm
      Jun 21, 2020
      46 |
      Jul 25, 2019 @ 7:51pm
      Jul 25, 2019
      44 |
      Jul 25, 2019 @ 11:32am
      Jul 25, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Blackrock Trail
      Mar 7, 2020 @ 1:41pm
      Mar 7, 2020
      Variablesaerotta NA-SORBAHike
      Devil's Elbow Trail
      Nov 18, 2018 @ 11:50am
      Nov 18, 2018
      Variabledensonhenry

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2329495Marti649wishlisttrailMac's Gap Trail
      Jul 31, 2020 @ 2:34pm
      Jul 31, 2020
      user #2158904CeeDubRiderwishlisttrailPowerline Road Trail
      Jul 14, 2020 @ 2:44pm
      Jul 14, 2020
      user #2237105spitlegmaddphoto in My City and 1 more
      Jun 21, 2020 @ 7:36pm
      Jun 21, 2020
      user #2061402Erock18riddentrailBlackrock Trail
      Jun 10, 2020 @ 11:21am
      Jun 10, 2020
      user #1470050JapplebyriddentrailBlackrock Trail
      Jun 6, 2020 @ 4:26pm
      Jun 6, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2140717BillrosketrailPanthertown Valley TrailNot open for bikes where meets w Mac gap. No...
      May 25, 2020 @ 4:34pm
      May 25, 2020
      user #2140717BillrosketrailPanthertown Valley TrailNot all open to bikes.
      May 25, 2020 @ 4:32pm
      May 25, 2020
      user #2140717BillrosketrailMac's Gap TrailChallenging for me. Plenty of times I had to...
      May 25, 2020 @ 4:29pm
      May 25, 2020
      user #1867909Joshua7DunntrailBlackrock TrailI have ridden the Black Mountain trail (by...
      Jul 25, 2019 @ 11:25am
      Jul 25, 2019
      user #1867909Joshua7DunntrailPanthertown Valley TrailFast and flowing trail with some wide open...
      Jul 25, 2019 @ 11:22am
      Jul 25, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Jackson County 10 km
      Gorges State Park 18.6 km
      Caney Fork11.4 km
      Middle Prong Wilderness12 km
      WCU Trail System 4 313.8 km
      • By hiway & contributors
      • Admins: NA-SORBA, FOPT
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