Volunteers are needed in Panthertown Valley over Memorial Day weekend, on Saturday, May 25, to help us complete a new section of the Wilderness Falls Trail. REI Asheville is providing some cool giveaways for those who show up, plus each volunteer gets entered into a drawing to win some awesome camping gear!
Sign-up to volunteer on Saturday, May 25
You may RSVP for our May 25 Trail Work Day at our Facebook event page.
All ages and skill levels are welcome. Volunteers will meet at 9:30AM at the western entrance to Panthertown Valley at the Salt Rock Gap trailhead (located at the end of Breedlove Road in Cashiers, North Carolina). We’ll be working on re-routing the popular Wilderness Falls Trail to make for safer and easier access to the waterfall below. Trail tools will be provided and volunteers are asked to pack a lunch, bring plenty of water, wear good shoes, and bring a pair of work gloves and pruners if you have them (we’ll also have some to loan out). We expect to hike less than 5 miles on easy to moderate trails and be finished by 2:30 p.m. We hope you will join us!
Our volunteers come from throughout the region to enjoy a day in the backcountry working with other hikers, mountain bikers, rock climbers, scouts, equestrians, and nature lovers. We always welcome new volunteers. Tools are provided and our trail days are a great way to give back to Panthertown.
Visit our Calendar of Events for up to date information about special events and volunteer opportunities in Panthertown Valley. Learn more about giving back to Panthertown by becoming a member or by volunteering at one of our trail work days. Visit the Friends of Panthertown volunteer information page for more information about what to expect, what to bring and how you can help.
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We would also like to invite you to join us on June 1 for the annual National Trails Day in Panthertown Valley. American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® is the country’s largest celebration of trails. Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 1 to make sure you don’t miss out on this fun exploration of Panthertown Valley led by Friends of Panthertown volunteers. Group size is limited. Call (828) 269-HIKE (4453) for more info or to RSVP.
Join us to help protect and maintain Panthertown Valley. Click here for info.