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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • 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.
      Links
      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Sep 19, 2019
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      (www.panthertown.org)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #5,635
      State Ranking
      #78
      Trails (view details)
      12
      Trails Mountain Bike
      12
      Trails Hike
      12
      Trails Trail Running
      12
      Total Distance
      26 miles
      Total Descent
      4,542 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,184 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,454 ft
      Reports
      3
      Photos
      13
      Ridden Counter
      146

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance

      Photos of Panthertown Valley Mountain Bike

      trail: Blackrock
      9 |
      Jul 25, 2019 @ 7:51pm
      Jul 25, 2019
      8 |
      Jul 25, 2019 @ 11:32am
      Jul 25, 2019
      8 |
      Jul 25, 2019 @ 11:30am
      Jul 25, 2019
      8 |
      Jul 25, 2019 @ 11:28am
      Jul 25, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Blackrock
      May 25, 2019 @ 10:24am
      May 25, 2019
      VariableElNeckSome deep washouts in sections. Major...
      Devil's Elbow
      Nov 18, 2018 @ 11:50am
      Nov 18, 2018
      Variabledensonhenry

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1096340JessFedelewishlisttrailPanthertown Valley and 2 more
      Sep 15, 2019 @ 8:58pm
      Sep 15, 2019
      user #1867909Joshua7Dunnaddphoto in My City
      Jul 25, 2019 @ 7:51pm
      Jul 25, 2019
      user #1867909Joshua7DunncommenttrailPanthertown Valley and 1 more
      Jul 25, 2019 @ 11:22am
      Jul 25, 2019
      user #1867909Joshua7Dunnaddphoto in My City and 8 more
      Jul 25, 2019 @ 11:18am
      Jul 25, 2019
      user #1867909Joshua7DunnriddentrailRock Bridge Rd and 5 more
      Jul 25, 2019 @ 10:57am
      Jul 25, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1867909Joshua7DunntrailBlackrockI have ridden the Black Mountain trail (by...
      Jul 25, 2019 @ 11:25am
      Jul 25, 2019
      user #1867909Joshua7DunntrailPanthertown ValleyFast and flowing trail with some wide open...
      Jul 25, 2019 @ 11:22am
      Jul 25, 2019
      user #1424126hiwaytrailGreat Wall TrailOnly the first part of this multi-use Trail is...
      Oct 15, 2017 @ 5:53am
      Oct 15, 2017

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Jackson County 10 km
      Caney Fork11.4 km
      WCU Trail System 4 313.8 km
      Wayehuta ORV Park 214.3 km
      Pisgah Ranger District 5 17 11 117.1 km
      • By hiway & contributors
      • Admins: NA-SORBA, FOPT
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