COVID-19 Notice for Panthertown

Panthertown COVID-19 Notice March 28

All organized volunteer activities and group trail work days in Panthertown and the surrounding National Forests in North Carolina are postponed until at least May 15, 2020.

Send a trail condition report.

MountainTrue (March 27, 2020):
Download COVID-19 Trail Etiquette from MountainTrue (PDF)

American Hiking Society (March 24, 2020):
Hiking Responsibly – FAQs for Hiking During the Covid-19 Pandemic

#1 Rule:  Always, always practice social distancing and follow the guidelines of your local government or the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC), whichever are more restrictive.

Asheville Citizen-Times (March 23, 2020):
Coronavirus: What is the trail etiquette
for staying safe on WNC hiking trails?

Updates about the U.S. Forest Service National Forests of North Carolina response to COVID-19 will be posted at, on Facebook at, and on Twitter at

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