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 by our supporting members, and by grants awarded in 2020 from Cedar Creek Club, Cullasaja Women’s Outreach, National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance, and Wade Hampton Donor Advised Fund.

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, either through financial support, or with volunteers, please call (828) 269-HIKE (4453) or send an e-mail to

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 Sign-Up Here!

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 Sign-Up Here!

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 Sign-Up Here!


Greenland Creek Trail – FS 488

Wilderness Falls Trail – FS 490

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For more information on volunteering – click here.

To find out more about joining Friends – click here.

Friends of Panthertown is a local member of:

  • Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce
  • Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Highlands Chamber of Commerce
  • Jackson County Chamber of Commerce

Friends of Panthertown also partners with:

  • American Hiking Society
  • American Trails
  • Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
  • National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance

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