Adopt-A-Trail in Panthertown

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


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


Highland Hiker

Adopt-A-Trail in Panthertown

If you or your organization are interested in adopting a trail in Panthertown as volunteer stewards by helping us to maintain and improve the trail, please call (828) 269-HIKE (4453) or send an e-mail to

If you are interested in simply making a financial contribution towards the maintenance and improvement of the trails in Panthertown, please become a Friend by making a donation here

Bring your friends, family, and best volunteers, and join us on the trails (a minimum of twice per 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 an opportunity to get outside and enhance your trail skill while enjoying Panthertown Valley with your friends. We provide the tools, PPE safety gear, 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 during 2022.  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)

Wilderness Falls Trail – FS 490

  • Forest Service Trail 490, 0.73 miles; hike only
  • Adopted by Highland Hiker (since 2016)

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For more information on volunteering – click here.

To find out more about becoming a Friend – click here.

Friends of Panthertown is a local member of:

Other Local Partners

Other National Partners

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