Adopt-A-Trail in Panthertown

Panthertown Volunteers (2019)
Volunteers keep the trails maintained in Panthertown. Everyone is welcome!

2022 COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Our conservation and stewardship programs are funded with the generous support of our Friends, and by grants awarded in 2022 by The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina Cashiers Community Fund ($8,000), Cedar Creek Club ($5,000), Wade Hampton Golf Club ($5,000), and a national award from the American Trails Fund ($5,000) – The Trail Fund is a joint initiative of the Trails Move People Coalition, led by American Trails, to assist the trails community with funding to support maintenance, research, and stewardship training needs.

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Grants were also awarded in 2021 from the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance, Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, Cullasaja Women’s Outreach, Cedar Creek Club, Wade Hampton Golf Club, National Environmental Education Foundation, and the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources .

Cedar Creek Club

and with the generous support of

ALAIR HOMES BLUE RIDGE TOXAWAY

Highland Hiker

Adopt-A-Trail in Panthertown

If you or your organization are interested in adopting a trail in Panthertown, either through financial support, or with volunteers, please call (828) 269-HIKE (4453) or send an e-mail to friends@panthertown.org

Bring your friends, family, and best volunteers, and join us on the trails a few times a year at public work days, or get out on your trail and work at your own pace when it’s best for you. Friends of Panthertown provides the tools, PPE, training, and support to make sure your adopted trail stays well maintained for the public to enjoy throughout the year. Contact us for more information on how you or your group can help!

The following local groups have adopted trails in Panthertown.  Thank you!


Black Rock Trail – FS 447

  • Forest Service Trail 447, 1.70 miles; hike, bike, and horse
  • Adopted by the Long View Ridge community (since 2016)
  • Next trail work day: TBA

BaldRock-logo2-278x300Deep Gap Trail – FS 449

  • Forest Service Trail 449, 1.33 miles; hike, bike, and horse
  • Adopted by the Bald Rock community (since 2014)
  • Next trail work day: TBA

Big Green Trail – FS 487

  • Forest Service Trail 487, 1.35 miles; hike only
  • Adopted by the Borden family (since 2016)
  • Next trail work day: TBA

Greenland Creek Trail – FS 488

  • Forest Service Trail 488, 1.02 miles; hike only
  • AVAILABLE TO ADOPT
  • Next trail work day: TBA

Wilderness Falls Trail – FS 490

  • Forest Service Trail 490, 0.73 miles; hike only
  • Adopted by Highland Hiker (since 2016)
  • Next trail work day: TBA

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