Burt Kornegay’s fabulous Guide’s Guide To Panthertown is available from local outfitters and bookstores in the area, or you can
order online directly from Burt at Slickrock Expeditions.
Trails, Natural Features, and History
All new, expanded, waterproof 2015 edition
By Burt Kornegay, a Panthertown guide since 1990, and owner of Slickrock Expeditions
Known as “the Yosemite of the East,” Panthertown Valley offers many miles of trails and footpaths to waterfalls, gorges, rocky overlooks, and deep forests for day hikers and backpackers to explore. Combined with spectacular Bonas Defeat Gorge to the north and Big Pisgah Mountain to the east, the entire 12,000-acre National Forest tract is one of the most varied and beautiful wild areas in the Southern Appalachians.
Many of the trails and footpaths are unmarked by signs or blazes, and hikers will find this Guide’s Guide trail map to be essential in finding their way. The topographic map shows not only all the official Forest Service trails but the many unofficial footpaths as well. On the reverse side is a detailed explanation of Panthertown’s natural and human history, along with suggestions for possible hikes.
You may also pick up a copy of Burt’s map at your favorite local outdoor outfitter or bookstore. If they don’t have the map in stock, please ask them to contact Burt to order some for their store.